A probation officer made an impromptu visit to the home of a probationer. The Defendant was not home and failed to abide by the 10:00 p.m. curfew, as set forth in his probation sentence. The Defendant lost track of time while getting a new tattoo and arrived home over 30 minutes late. The Defendant also owed over $700 in overdue fines and Court costs in accordance with his sentence. The Officer arrested the Defendant and placed him in custody. The Defendant faced jail time for the Violation of Probation charge.
RESULT: The Defense moved forward with preparing for a Violation of Probation hearing on the Client’s behalf. The Attorney obtained letters of recommendation in anticipation of the Court date. The Attorney successfully argued the case and the Client avoided jail time. The Court ruled in the Defense’s favor with a no formal finding of guilt order.