If you have been convicted of a crime, the judge may allow you to serve your sentence on probation. If the terms of probation have been broken, you may be charged with a probation violation.
If you are facing a probation violation in court, it is essential to have an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side. Patrick J. Martinez & Associates has over 25 years in probation violation defense and will fight to minimize any penalties.
Grounds for Probation Violation
The basic grounds for a probation violation in New Mexico include the following:
- Getting arrested for a new offense, such as DWI
- Failing a drug test
- Being convicted of a new offense
- Failure to pay court fees
- Failure to attend court-ordered rehabilitation programs
- Leaving the city without court permission
- Failure to report to probation officer
- Violation of residential restrictions
Probation violations may result in jail time, community service, or the prolonging of the period of probation. After violating probation, you will have the opportunity to plead your case in front of a probation judge. With Patrick J. Martinez by your side as your legal defense, you can protect your best interests and fight to avoid incarceration.
Contact a Probation Violation Lawyer
At Patrick J. Martinez & Associates, we aggressively defend your innocence. Our criminal defense attorneys provide the legal guidance you need to get through your probation violation successfully and with minimal penalties. If you have violated the terms of your probation, contact us today to protect your best interests.