Probation Laws

The majority of serious criminal offenses will include a combination of punishments. Probation is one kind of penalty that is issued frequently. Typically, probation imposes certain restrictions on an individual in lieu of incarceration, for a period of time determined under the law by the judge during the sentencing phase.

A criminal record can change your life. If you have been accused of a crime, it is important to contact a Milwaukee criminal defense attorney immediately. The lawyers at Hart Powell, S.C., can provide you with a free consultation and help you understand your rights. Contact us today by calling (414) 271-9595.

Terms of Probation

The terms of probation will be decided by the judge after a guilty plea has been entered or the accused individual has been convicted of a crime. The following are some of the possible requirements of probation:

  • Regular meetings with one’s probation officer
  • Restrictions on travel, including destination, duration, and purpose
  • Fines and restitution must be paid on time
  • An individual may be required to submit to and pass various drug or alcohol tests
  • Attend rehabilitation classes
  • Refrain from the company of certain specified or classes of individuals (such as convicted felons)
  • Avoid committing any additional crimes

Probation may be used as an alternative to a harsher sentence. By agreeing to follow these terms, the attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C. may be able to help you avoid jail time or heavy fines.

Breaking the terms of probation can lead to probation revocation and might have harsh repercussions. If you have violated the terms of your probation, contact an attorney today to learn more about your rights.

Contact Us

To best defend yourself from these charges, you will need a Milwaukee criminal defense attorney that is compassionate about your circumstances but has the ability to fight aggressively in the courtroom. Contact the Milwaukee probation attorneys of Hart Powell, S.C., at (414) 271-9595 to speak with an attorney prepared to vigorously defend your rights.

Written by Michael Hart & Craig Powell

Last Updated : January 14, 2016