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Probation Violation Attorney in Los Angeles County

We Serve Santa Clarita, Glendale, Burbank & Surrounding Areas

Were you arrested for a probation violation? You need a criminal defense lawyer with the aggressive, proven techniques and experience to stand up for your rights. If law enforcement believes that you failed to comply with the terms of your probation, you could be arrested and face serious legal penalties. Alan Kessler, A Law Corporation defends people accused of violating their probation in the Los Angeles County, including Burbank and Glendale, as well as in Santa Clarita.

Probation Violation Hearings

The California legal system uses probation violation hearings instead of trials to determine whether or not an individual actually violated the terms of his or her probation. Unlike a trial, these hearings are handled by a judge instead of a jury.

If convicted, you could face the following consequences:

  • The judge may choose to reinstate the terms of your probation
  • The judge could modify your probation with additional penalties
  • The judge could revoke your probation and sentence you to incarceration

Your Rights During a Probation Violation Hearing

During a probation violation hearing in California, you have the right to legal representation. A skilled defense attorney can give you a better chance of obtaining a favorable outcome. You also have the right to use witnesses, the right to testify, and the right to cross-examine witnesses. Additionally, your lawyer can present evidence to show extenuating or mitigating circumstances, including any situation that made it impossible for you to comply with the terms of your probation.

Do I need an attorney for a probation violation hearing?

The burden of proof in a probation violation hearing is different than in a jury trial. Instead of the prosecution having to establish your guilt "beyond a reasonable doubt," the judge only needs to see that you "more likely than not" committed the offense. Because of this distinct difference in criteria, it is imperative that you work with a skilled defense lawyer.

Call Alan Kessler, A Law Corporation and ask about our free case evaluations to see what our firm can do for your case.

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Encino, CA 91436
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