Gwinnett Co. Probation Revocations

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Probation officers in Gwinnett County love to report probation violations.  There are two major ways that a probationer can violate his or her probation.  The first type of probation violation is for technical offenses.  Technical offenses are things like missing a probation appointment, getting behind on your fines or community service hours, failing a drug screen, or not completing some other part of your probation.  Of course, your probation can also face revocation if you are charged with a new criminal offense as a condition of your probation is not to commit criminal offenses.  

Probation revocations for new offenses are more serious and, as a general rule, new offense violations require more time to serve than technical violations.  This can be particulary problematic if a person is on first offender probation.  If there is a violation, the offender will face not a revocation for the time remaining of his or her probated sentence, but will face re-sentencing (possibly for longer than the original sentence) and adjudication on their charges. 

Probation officers can be negotiated with to achieve the best possible results.  Sometimes treatment programs are an option over jail  or prison time.  Gwinnett County attorney Richard Lawson has had some great results with getting offenders probation reinstated and for helping probationers keep their first offender status.  If you or a family member are facing a probation revocation in Gwinnett County, call attorney Richard Lawson's office today for a free consultation of your probation matter. 

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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