By Tedia Gamino
If your probation is revoked, you’re looking at serious consequences. The court could even force you into jail or prison, which will have long-lasting effects on your entire life.
For most people, it’s a good idea to talk to a Milwaukee probation attorney as soon as you’re accused of violating the conditions of your supervision.
What is Probation Revocation?
Probation revocation means that you failed to satisfy the requirements of your probation and that it’s been revoked, or taken away.
Unfortunately, if your agent suspects that you’ve violated the rules of your supervision, you may be taken into custody. In most cases, that means you’ll be taken to the county jail.
What Happens While You’re in Jail?
Once you’re taken into custody, your agent—or an agent acting on behalf of yours—will come speak to you about the allegations.
In the state of Wisconsin, you’re required to give your agent a truthful statement. In many cases, it’s a good idea for you to consult with a Milwaukee probation revocation lawyer before your agent even comes to you.
What Your Milwaukee Probation Revocation Lawyer Will Do
Your attorney will typically receive what’s known as a revocation packet about 10 days before your revocation hearing. The packet includes a list of the allegations you’re facing, as well as other information that’s pertinent to your case.
Your lawyer will also request a copy of your entire record, which will provide a better picture of the circumstances surrounding your probation (including the positive points).
When you attend your hearing, your agent will try to prove his or her allegations to the court. Your lawyer can also present evidence, which can help the judge understand your circumstances and make decisions about whether you violated your probation at all.
It’s nearly always a good idea to talk to an attorney who can provide you with case-specific advice. If your agent is accusing you of violating the conditions of your supervision, we may be able to help you.