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Port Huron, MI Probation Violation Lawyer

Choosing probation instead of alternative sentencing is often seen as a legal advantage. Judges typically frown upon probation violations, viewing them as undermining their decision to offer leniency. If faced with an accusation of probation violation, having a skilled and dedicated attorney advocating for you is essential.

Initial Violation in Port Huron, Michigan

Accusations of probation violation often arise when your probation officer identifies potential breaches of the terms. These breaches could include failing a drug test, missing appointments, exceeding approved travel limits, neglecting fines or restitution payments, or incomplete community service. Consequently, the probation officer notifies the court, which may issue an arrest warrant or summon you to appear before the judge. Regardless of the circumstances, you will attend a court hearing where the judge will establish bond conditions and decide your release status pending further proceedings.

Violation Hearing in Port Huron, MI

Subsequently, your case will advance to a violation hearing. This hearing mirrors a traditional trial, with involvement from both the prosecution and defense, allowing each side to present evidence and cross-examine witnesses. However, unlike a standard trial, it will be the judge, rather than a jury, who decides your fate. Moreover, the burden of proof in your case will rely on a “preponderance of evidence” rather than “beyond a reasonable doubt.” If the judge concludes that there is a notable likelihood, more probable than not, that you committed the violation, you may be found guilty.

Sentencing in Port Huron

Following a guilty verdict or the acceptance of a plea deal, the judge has various sentencing options at their disposal. These may include maintaining probation, modifying the terms of probation, extending the probation period, or revoking probation entirely. In felony cases, the judge also has the authority to impose a prison sentence.

Contact us for Port Huron, MI Probation Violation Charges

Probation violations are taken seriously, and you need a good lawyer in your corner to assure that you do as little jail/prison time as possible. Our experienced attorney at The Law Office of Julian J. Poota, PLLC can help you. We offer clients a free initial consultation. To discuss your current legal situation, call us at (888) 399-7979 or contact us online.

Criminal Defense Attorney for the 72nd District Court

The 72nd District Court is located at 201 McMorran boulevard, Port Huron, MI 48060

The 72nd District Court judges are:

Honorable Mona Armstong

Honorable Michael Hulewicz

Honorable Daniel Kelly

Honorable John Monaghan

Criminal Defense Lawyer for the 31st Circuit Court

The 31st Circuit Court is located at 201 McMorran Blvd. Port Huron MI 48060

The 31st Circuit Court judges are:

Honorable Daniel Kelly

Honorable Cynthia Lane

Honorable Michael West

We can be reached 24/7 at 888-399-7979 for a free consultation regarding your Port Huron probation violation case.


Julian did an amazing job handling my case. He ensured to have the possible outcome for me. He was also always available to answer all of my questions/concerns, and was able to answer everything effectively.

L. Landeros

Very professional. Met with me the same day I contacted the office. Went to court the following day and my case was dismissed. Don’t hesitate to contact him for help. Highly recommended thank u so much for your...

J. Bandia

It was a pleasure to have Mr. Poota as our representative. From the time we meet till the end of our case, he was there every step of the way guiding us and making sure our rights were protected and presented...

N. DeCesare

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