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Probation Sentences in Tennessee

probation-pageWhen you’re charged with criminal activity, it’s possible that you might be ordered to serve a probation sentence instead of facing stricter penalties, like incarceration. It’s often the best route to take in such cases: instead spending time behind bars, you can make amends for your offense through fines, community service, and attending regular check-ins involving drug screenings or other treatment processes. If you encounter difficulties in any part of your case regarding probation, you need to seek the assistance of an experienced legal professional.

Violating Probation in Tennessee

It’s important to remember that, while on probation, you aren’t just off the hook.

Great pains should be taken in order to assure that all the terms of a probation sentence are met. There are consequences for offenders who fail to make regular payments, test positive for drugs or alcohol at a screening, or neglect to complete assigned community service. In many cases, this simply means an extended probation sentence — more fines, check-ins, and a lengthier period of time living within constraints on travel and recreation. Another common reason for lengthening a probation sentence is carrying a firearm at some point during the process.

However, an extended probation is only going to happen for mild violations or first-time offenders. It’s extremely likely that violating your probation will earn you an express ticket to a jail cell.

Taking Legal Action for Unjust Probation Sentences

Unfortunately, it sometimes happens that probation violations are penalized for unfounded or unjust reasons. If this has happened to you, then you don’t have to accept the unlawful treatment. Allegations of probation violation can be legally contested — but you have to have evidence, as well as a good lawyer.

Reasons for contesting a probation violation include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • You were never informed of the violation, therefore oblivious to its logic and consequences.
  • The violation happened as the result of factors outside your realm of control.
  • The probation violation was based on falsehoods, or simply unfounded.

Hire Nashville Criminal Attorneys

At Turner Law Offices, P.C., our team of attorneys has years of experience working with clients accused of probation violations. Whether you or a loved one is suffering from such an injustice, or if you’re facing a stricter punishment that could be turned into a more reasonable probation sentence, we know the most efficient routes toward pursuing a satisfactory resolution. Call today, or go online to set up your Free Initial Consultation, and meet with a skilled lawyer who’s ready and waiting to get you on track toward the justice you deserve.

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