Your Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney for Probation Violation
Probation Violation occurs when someone fails to live up to the terms and conditions of their probation. Doing so can result in fines, extended probation, jail time, or other penalties imposed by the court.
Probation Violation can occur due to a number of activities, depending on the specific terms of an individual’s probation. Some common ways probation is violated include:
- Not appearing in court.
- Not reporting to your probation officer.
- Not paying fines ordered by the court.
- Not refraining from drug use (and sometimes alcohol).
- Not attending either drug and/or alcohol recovery meetings.
- Not staying away from certain places and people.
- Committing another crime.
California has both informal and formal probation. Someone on informal probation reports directly to the court. Someone on formal probation is supervised by a probation officer.
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Penalties for Probation Violation
Since there are different types of probation violations, the penalties vary. However, the most common penalties include the following:
- Jail Time
- Extended Probation Time
- Additional Probation Terms
Have you been legally accused of a probation violation? If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, then it is essential to obtain legal counsel for help. It’s important to take your charges seriously. Don’t just hope for the best. Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney who understands your situation and the consequences you face.
Your Defense Attorney for Probation Violation Charges
I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Violent Felonies, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crimes, Violent Crimes, Murder, Gang Crimes and Sex Crimes to name a few.
About Mark Broughton:
Compassionate, highly experienced, exceptional reputation, ethical and honest:
Mark Broughton has been practicing law for over 40 years. Accordingly, he has conducted over 200 jury trials. Not only DUIs, drug cases, sex cases and domestic violence but also assaults, “three-strikes” cases and dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs. Also, gun/deadly weapons cases, drive-by shootings, robberies, attempted murders and murders. Additionally, situations including special circumstance murder cases. He has received many outright, not guilty verdicts for his clients. And that’s in all of these types of cases. Plus several murder cases. Between 2005-2007, juries found his clients not guilty in four separate cases in a row.
Mark Broughton is qualified as a death penalty lawyer and is on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California. Additionally, he is regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court.
- Certified Specialist Criminal Law, State Bar of California
- Board of Trustees, State Bar of California
- Chairman, Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
Mark Broughton enjoys close relationships with his clients. Therefore, he sees every individual’s situation not only with compassion but also with empathy. Moreover, Mark believes that people deserve the right to a fair trial. Plus they are innocent until proven guilty.
He, in addition, enjoys helping reunite his clients and their families during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives, i.e., going through the challenging criminal process.