Defending Individuals' Rights in NE Ohio

If you’ve been convicted of a criminal offense in Ohio, you might be entitled to probation in lieu of having to serve a prison sentence. However, your chances of staying out of prison heavily depend on your compliance with the terms and conditions of your probation.

In the event you are found to have violated your probation, you may be facing significant legal consequences ranging from enhanced sentencing conditions to a guilty verdict for the underlying offense. The officer who is in charge of supervising your probation exercises considerable power over probationers. As a result, there is a risk that a probation officer will abuse his or her authority.

At Erb Legal LLC, our experienced probation violation lawyers are dedicated to protecting and preserving your legal rights in any probation violation and revocation proceedings throughout Northeastern Ohio. We offer personalized legal solutions and comprehensive criminal defense strategies to our clients.

For more information, call us at (330) 446-3606 today.

Tom Erb Jr. is the family lawyer you want in your corner.

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What Is Probation?

Under Ohio law, a person who is convicted of a crime may qualify for supervised community service or supervised —also known as community control sanctions for misdemeanor offenders—instead of serving a prison sentence. Felony offenders have a similar option, known as nonresidential sanctions. These are different types of probation available to criminal convicts in Ohio.

A probation violation occurs if a probation officer has reasonable grounds to believe that an offender is not complying with the terms and conditions of their probation. In probation cases, a person must comply with specific orders instead of going to prison.

In Ohio, the terms or conditions of a probation order may involve the following:

  • Paying fines or restitution
  • Community service
  • Submitting to drug or alcohol testing
  • Attending classes or counseling
  • Staying within the borders of a county, city, or state
  • Dissociating with known criminals
  • Not carrying a firearm or other dangerous weapon

At Erb Legal LLC, we are dedicated to protecting your rights in matters involving alleged violations of the terms of your probation. Our team, led by Attorney Thomas L. Erb Jr., has the skill and background to help promote your legal interests and preserve your rights during probation violation proceedings across Northeastern Ohio.

If you are guilty of violating the terms of your probation, you potentially face the following consequences:

  • Being arrested
  • No bond to keep you out of jail until a hearing
  • Additional charges and penalties added to your sentence
  • A conviction of guilt for the underlying offense
  • An enhanced sentence for maximum punishment

Lawyers to Defend Probation Violators in Northeast Ohio

When you are accused of a probation violation in Northeastern Ohio – whether you actually violated your probation or not – the first thing you should do is contact a criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you.

Ohio law can be tough on those who have broken the terms of their probation. No one should face the judge alone when answering probation violation charges.

At Erb Legal LLC, we offer a vigorous defense for all types of probation violations, including:

  • Substantive probation violation/new offenses while on probation
  • Failure to report (address change, employment change, etc.)
  • Failing to call the SAM program
  • Failing a drug test
  • Failure to pay fines, court costs, or fees
  • Failure to appear (probation meetings, court-ordered classes, drug or alcohol test)

Regardless of the reason for your probation violation charge – and regardless of its validity – you need tough legal counsel in your corner to improve your chances of a favorable outcome. If you are found guilty of probation violation in Ohio, you could face all the consequences of your previous conviction and additional charges for probation violation. You need a lawyer who will give you solid legal advice and will utilize every legal channel available to ensure that you are treated fairly in the legal system.

Erb Legal LLC offers a flat fee for those facing probation violation charges in Northern Ohio. For your convenience, we accept major credit cards.

Contact our office online today at (330) 446-3606 for a free, initial consultation.