The use of probation as a means of supervising adult offenders has exploded over the last two decades. More and more people find themselves under probation supervision in Georgia.
Traffic courts use probation to assure compliance with fine payments. All courts use probation to avoid placing people into the overloaded incarceration system. Courts use probation to make sure that people are complying with the conditions of supervision.
For some cases, it is expensive and unnecessary, but it is a reality.
The presence of these rules can present different needs for representation by a skilled attorney.
- Modification -- Sometimes the conditions imposed are unnecessary and need to be relaxed in order to facilitate a person's functioning in their family and society. This may include changing conditions about contact with specified persons or banishment conditions.
- Termination -- Sometimes the person has complied substantially with probation and is deserving of having the time on probation shortened
- Revocation -- Sometimes the person is accused of violating the conditions of probation. Since revocation can lead to a person being sent to jail or prison, a vigorous defense and an advocate is needed.
We are ready to help with your probation issues. We have successfully sought modifications of probation, obtained early terminations of probation sentences and defended people accused of violating probation.