Probation Violation
Attorney Serving
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

According to a report by The Council of State Governments Justice Center, approximately 45 percent of admissions in state prison across the United States in 2017 were due to probation or parole violations. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, probation violation is a serious infraction that usually attracts further ramifications, including additional prison sentences. However, every case is often unique and depends on the terms or conditions of the probation that was violated.

If you have been arrested and charged with probation violation, it is paramount that you retain a skilled Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney immediately to outline your defense strategy. At Marc V. Taiani, Esquire and Allegheny Attorneys at Law, P.C., I am dedicated to offering comprehensive legal guidance and reliable representation to individuals facing probation violation allegations. I can investigate the details of your case and determine your best defense strategy in pursuit of a favorable outcome.

My firm, Marc V. Taiani, Esquire and Allegheny Attorneys At Law, P.C., is proud to represent clients throughout Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas of Shaler Township, O'Hara Township, and Fox Chapel.

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What Is Considered A
Probation Violation?

Probation is a non-prison sentencing option for offenders who are convicted of a crime. Probation eliminates or lessens the time that the defendant must spend in prison or jail. Probation violation occurs when a defendant ignores, refuses, breaks, or avoids any term or condition of the probation. Some of the ways through which probation is violated include:

  • Failure to report to a probation officer
  • Failure to pay fines or restitution
  • Failure to appear for a court date
  • Traveling outside the area without permission
  • Arrest for an unrelated crime
  • Failure to complete community service
  • Committing another offense or crime
  • Visiting certain places or people associated with criminal activities
  • Transporting, possessing, selling, or distributing controlled substances

Consequences of Probation Violation

The consequences of probation violations in Pennsylvania can be severe depending on the following factors:

  • The nature and seriousness of the violation
  • Whether the violation was reported by your probation officer
  • If you will be facing new criminal charges
  • Whether it is your first violation or you have previous probation violations

Sentencing and Possible Penalties

The presiding judge will have the major discretion in terms of the penalties for your probation violation. The sentencing may vary from a strict warning to potential jail time or probation revocation. Some possible outcomes of a probation violation hearing include:

  • Extension of your probation sentence
  • Revocation of your probation
  • Revocation and additional sentence, up to the legal maximum for your original offense
  • Imposition of statutory maximum penalties
  • Court-ordered counseling
  • Mandatory enrollment in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program
  • An order to perform additional community service
  • A modification of the terms and conditions of your probation

Work With an Experienced Attorney

Trying to defend your probation violation allegations by yourself can increase your risk of getting convicted and receiving the maximum penalties. If you're found to be a violator, you could be facing severe consequences, including additional sentencing, fines, and jail time. Therefore, when facing probation violation charges, it is important that you retain a knowledgeable Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney for detailed legal counsel and comprehensive representation.

At Marc V. Taiani, Esquire and Allegheny Attorneys at Law, P.C., I've devoted my career to defending individuals facing probation violation charges and those wrongfully accused of violating the terms of their probation. As your legal counsel, I can help review the facts of your case, conduct a detailed investigation, represent you in court, and present substantial evidence. I can fight vigorously for an alternative penalty or modification in terms. Having me on your side can improve your chances of obtaining the best possible outcome in your probation violation case.

Probation Violation Attorney Serving Pittsburgh, PA

If you are facing probation violation charges, don't face them alone. Contact me at Marc V. Taiani, Esquire and Allegheny Attorneys at Law, P.C. today to schedule a free one-on-one case assessment. My firm is proud to represent clients throughout Pittsburgh, Shaler Township, O'Hara Township, and Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania. Call today for help from an experienced probation violation attorney.