Criminal Defense for Alleged Violations of Probation
If you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation, you need an experienced attorney in your corner. For over 3 1/2 decades, the team at McNally Law Office has been protecting the rights of defendants in criminal proceedings across Massachusetts. We aggressively represent clients who are accused of probation violations. If your probation officer has accused you of a violation, or you have been arrested in conjunction with a new offense, Andover criminal defense attorney Mark McNally may be able to help. Our firm offers experienced, powerful defense counsel at probation violation hearings and in all criminal court proceedings related to misdemeanor and felony offenses.
Call (978) 684-2847 for a free consultation with a legal professional who is prepared to fight for you. We represent clients in Essex, Middlesex, and Suffolk counties.
Understanding Probation Violations in Andover, MA
When a person is convicted of a crime, he or she may face probation in lieu of or in conjunction with imprisonment. Probation allows for the conditional release of an individual back into society under specific terms, for a set period of time. Such terms may include routine check-ins with a probation officer, community service, rehabilitation, drug testing, and refraining from associating with known criminals. If a person on probation is accused of violating probation, he or she may face harsh penalties.
The following are examples of probation violations:
- Drug possession or use
- Weapon possession
- Failing to pay court-ordered fines
- Failing to show up for court-ordered counseling or rehabilitation
- Failure to appear at a court hearing
- Failure to meet with a probation officer
- Association with known criminals
- Violation of a restraining or protective order
- Committing a new crime
If you are on probation and are concerned that your liberty may be in jeopardy, call an Andover criminal defense lawyer immediately at (978) 684-2847. We are here to help.