What Happens if I Violate Probation in New Jersey?

If you have been convicted of a crime, it is possible that you were sentenced to a period of probation. While you are on probation, you are legally obligated to follow specific rules, and if you violate those rules, you could be charged with a violation of probation. Please continue reading to learn more about what happens if you violate probation in New Jersey and how our firm can help fight the consequences of a violation. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the probation guidelines in New Jersey?

If you are convicted of a crime in New Jersey, you may be placed on probation. You will be assigned a probation officer who will check in with you to ensure you are following the terms and conditions of your probation. In many cases, in New Jersey, individuals on probation may have to do the following:

  • Pay fines
  • Pay restitution
  • Maintain full-time employment
  • Participate in community service
  • Attend counseling
  • Follow by a curfew
  • Remain arrest-free
  • Submit to drug testing
  • Attend educational programs

What happens if I am charged with violating probation?

If you are accused of violating probation, your probation officer will file a Violation of Probation complaint with the court. The complaint will detail what the probation officer believes is a violation of your probation. The complaint will be provided to you and your attorney so that you can prepare your defense. The court will hold a hearing and the probation officer will present the allegations of the complaint to the court and you will have an opportunity to defend against the allegations. The judge will then decide whether you have violated probation or not. If the judge decides you have violated probation, there are several different consequences including extending your probation, adding more conditions to probation, terminating probation, or jail.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

If you have recently been charged with a crime, you need knowledgeable legal counsel on your side. Our firm has helped countless individuals navigate the complex legal system for years, and we are ready to provide you with the legal assistance you deserve and need to move on with your life. Contact Rem Katcher Law Group, P.C. today to learn more about how our firm can assist you through this difficult time.