Once a person has been convicted of a crime, the judge has wide discretion to determine the appropriate sentence and the conditions of probation. Probation often comes with numerous requirements the person must meet. If a person fails to comply with the terms of probation, it may result in an additional punishment such as house arrest, jail or prison.
Typical Conditions of Probation in Riverside County
The only restriction judges have when deciding on probation requirements are that they logically relate to the crime that was committed. Examples of possible probation requirements include:
- No contact with the victim in domestic abuse or assault cases.
- Financial restitution to the victim in theft or property damage cases.
- Requirement to remain sober or drug-free and attend group support sessions in the community.
- Using an ignition interlock device in driving under the influence cases.
- Wearing a GPS tracking device in cases of sexual assault.
- Remaining employed and/or attending school.
- Participate in individual counseling sessions.
- Enroll in DUI or Anger Management classes.
Secure Legal Defense When Charged with Probation Violation
When someone violates the terms of probation, it isn't always deliberate. For example, a person convicted of assault may see the victim while out in the community and that person may report it as stalking. A person may miss a few DUI or Anger Management classes due to a conflict with work or school schedules.
If you are in violation of the terms of your probation, contact us at the Law Office of Nicolai Cocis for immediate help. We serve clients in Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Menifee, Wildomar, Perris, Banning, Corona, Riverside, and the surrounding communities of Riverside County.