A criminal defense attorney is essential when you are faced with probation violations. No matter the situation, you need competent, dedicated counsel on your side to defend yourself in order to avoid having your probation revoked.
Conditions for probation, also known as supervised release, are similar in both Kansas and Missouri. Both states required that you notify your Parole Officer (PO) before traveling out of state or moving to a new residence. They also require that you maintain employment and/or participate in educational programs. Both states also prohibit possession or use of firearms or drugs. People on probation are also expected to follow the law at all times, and not engage in any criminal activity.
Sometimes a probation violation is unintentional, or comes about due to unforeseen circumstances. A medical emergency or urgent issue with a loved one might require you to travel out of state. Eviction or other circumstances may make it necessary for you to move your residence without notice. In such cases it is, of course, best to notify your PO of the situation in order to avoid a violation. If you do violate your probation, with good advice and help from the right criminal defense attorney, you may be able to maintain your status by offering an explanation to the court. Although this might result in a warning, community service or an extension of your probation period, it is still preferable to going back to jail. If you are accused of committing a crime while on probation, you need an expert criminal defense attorney to mount your defense.
Craig M. Divine with the Divine Law Office, LLC is a criminal defense attorney with years of experience helping clients with probation violations in the Kansas City Metro area. He is licensed to practice in both Kansas and Missouri, and has experience in both state and Federal courts. A skilled litigator, Craig has the skills and experience to help you present your case in the best possible light, and the knowledge to fight for your rights in court. The staff at Divine Law, LLC will be there to support you throughout the entire process, with compassion and respect. We offer a free consultation to anyone needing assistance with legal matters. If you need a criminal defense attorney for a possible probation violation in the Kansas City Metro, contact Divine Law at (816) 474-2240 right away. We are here to help!