Probation Violations


Probation is sometimes given as an alternative to jail time, or as a suspension of a jail sentence. During the probationary period, the judge allows the convicted individual to live in the community while following specific terms and conditions. The individuals on probation are also subject to examination and monitoring by an assigned probation officer. Some common terms and conditions of probation are:

  • Regular meetings with an assigned officer
  • Random drug or alcohol testing
  • Community service hours
  • Remaining in a specific geographic area
  • Counseling

If an individual does not adhere to their probationary terms and conditions, the consequence varies dependent on the history of violations as well as the severity of the violation. The officer can petition the court to issue a warrant for the individual’s arrest. The judge can also impose the original jail sentence that was suspended if the probation violation is severe.


  • Failure to report to your assigned officer
  • Failure to pay fines or restitution
  • Failing a drug
  • Failing an alcohol test
  • Committing a new criminal offense
  • Not completing community service requirements


  • Receive written notice of any reported probation violations
  • Plead your case in court to a judge
  • Present evidence and witnesses for your case
  • Arrange for legal representation by an attorney


Individuals that are facing a probation violation need the assistance of a criminal defense attorney immediately. Contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys of M. Bradley Law Firm, LLC today. Our team will guide you through the often complicated judicial process, as well as begin working to clear the warrant and advocate for you to the probation officer and the judge. Call 985-276-4740 or 504-516-2769 to schedule your free consultation to discuss your case with the experienced attorneys of M. Bradley Law Firm, LLC today.