Probation Violation Process
Probation is placed on first time offenders or people who commit petty or unintentional mistakes that violate the state or country’s laws. This allows the person to escape from a serious jail term. At the same time, the person will have to follow or adhere to certain rules and laws restricting his movement or activity for a stipulated period.
Probation violation is a situation where the offender breaks the rules and laws imposed on him/her, making the person legally liable for action. In such cases, the frequency of committing the crime, the intention behind violating the order, the seriousness of violation and the character of the offender is taken into consideration before being given a suitable punishment.
Probation violation laws are different in different states and are subject to the federal and state laws. The probation officer will look into the matter and decide the legal course of action that could be taken next. Violation of probation is applicable under the following conditions:
- Failing to meet the probation officer on the stipulated time and date
- Refusing to comply with the orders and take the law into one’s own hands
- Being involved in other crimes
- Failing to appear for periodic court sessions
- Failing to pay fine on time
- Traveling to places, visiting people or possessing substances that have been restricted
Irrespective of the reason, based on the seriousness of the matter, the probation officer can ask the offender to appear in court or just leave the person off with a warning. The courts will decide to impose a fine or place the offender behind bars based on the gravity of the issue.
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