Probation Violation


When on probation, the expectation from the court is that you will adhere to the terms of the probation, as you avoided some period of jail or prison time by being put on probation. Judges do not take kindly to those who violate probation, and can impose significant punishments. Many cases of probation violation include issues such as failing random drug or alcohol testing, being arrested for another offense, failing to pay fines within the period of time allotted, or failing to complete court-mandated treatment programs. There are also situations in which there was a failure to meet with a probation officer at the scheduled time. All of these issues can lead to an immediate loss of your freedom. If you are accused of violating your probation, you will be taken into custody while the issues are sorted out. The need for high quality, seasoned counsel to manage the situation cannot be overstated.

If you have been accused of violating your probation, speak with a knowledgeable Southern California criminal defense attorney at Gibbons & Gibbons. With more than six decades of combined experience and over 3,000 defendants that we have represented, and many victories in tough cases, we believe that you will be well-served to call us immediately if accused of a probation violation.

The penalties for a probation violation will be based upon several factors, including the type of violation, whether you are facing charges for another offense, your criminal record, among other facts. A probation violation is a serious matter, and could allow the judge to impose the entire sentence you avoided when you got probation, and leave you serving time for months or longer. The judge hearing your case has wide discretion in imposing penalties. The quality of your defense counsel could not be more important if you hope to avoid further penalties.


Our firm operates differently than many others. We won't turn you over to an assistant or paralegal but work directly with each person we represent. You can expect to be treated with dignity, respect and care. We know how important the outcome of your case is to you, and we aggressively pursue the best possible resolution no matter what happened. You have the right to due process and we can pursue that on your behalf.

Contact our office if you are accused of a probation violation so we can get to work immediately.