Experienced Atlantic City, NJ Criminal Defense Attorney Represents Clients Facing Probation Violation Charges
If you violate the terms of your probation, after you’ve served a jail sentence or in lieu of prison time, you are at serious risk of going (back) to jail. At the least, your probation time may be extended far beyond your original sentence. Remember, you were given probation because the court decided your sentence should be reduced for good behavior. A probation violation sends a strong signal to the court that you may not have learned your lesson.
Contact a New Jersey criminal defense lawyer who will represent you at a probation violation hearing in an attempt to minimize the damage caused by your alleged violation. Whether you knowingly violated probation, or feel you are being misjudged by an aggressive probation officer, John W. Tumelty can help you. He is a former NJ deputy attorney general and former assistant prosecutor with the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and has spent the past 30 years defending people charged with criminal offenses in South Jersey including Atlantic and Cape May counties.
What Type of Actions Constitute a Probation Violation?
Probation may be violated in several different ways. Acts that may lead to a probation violation include:
- Failing to regularly meet with your probation officer
- Failing to comply with a court order
- Failing to abide by a curfew
- Failing to complete a certain number of hours of community service
- Failing to abstain from using drugs or consuming alcohol
- Failing a drug test
- Failing to attend school
- Failing to pay a court fee or fine
- Failing to sustain gainful employment
- Failing to go for counseling
- Committing another crime during your probation
What Happens When You Violate Probation?
When you violate probation, you will likely be facing severe consequences that could affect your livelihood, rights and freedom. Don’t go it alone. Contact John W. Tumelty right away. He will accompany you to and represent you at a probation hearing before a judge. At this hearing, the judge will decide if your situation merits additional legal consequences. If you are found guilty of a probation violation, your probation could be rescinded and you could be re-sentenced to jail time or have your probation period extended. Mr. Tumelty will fight hard in an effort to get your probation violation dismissed or downgraded.
Having the right criminal defense lawyer on your side is a critical piece of the puzzle. Mr. Tumelty knows that your New Jersey probation violation and revocation charges may be unfair, unfounded or based on a probation officer’s point of view. He is your best defense against increased penalties that can arise out of a probation violation. He knows his way around a courtroom and will work tirelessly in an effort to minimize the severity of the impact of your probation violation. Mr. Tumelty is focused on protecting the rights and interests of his clients. When your freedom is at stake, you need Mr. Tumelty on your side.
For a Free Consultation with a Skilled Atlantic City NJ Criminal Defense Lawyer, Call John W. Tumelty Today
New Jersey criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty has two conveniently located offices in South Jersey — in Somers Point, Atlantic City and Marmora. A former Atlantic County prosecutor, Mr. Tumelty understands your situation from both sides of the table. He knows how the state will approach your probation violation charges and can bring a motion to dismiss on your behalf. You can rely on him to explain your rights and the legal issues you are facing. He deals personally with each and every client and offers free consultations in all criminal defense cases.
If you are facing probation violation charges or are facing any criminal charge in NJ, you need to act swiftly to protect your rights. Seek the counsel of experienced NJ criminal defense attorney John W. Tumelty. Contact him now for a free consultation. He is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 609.385.4010.