This post is being written to conclude and recap my series on retaining a probation revocation lawyer in Peoria or other Illinois areas. I felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that, for obvious reasons, many individuals are unsure as to how they or a family member should proceed in such a situation. Failing to adequately protect one’s interests can result in a harsher than necessary outcome. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which can assist people in understanding how to go about protecting their interests. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist in the retaining of an attorney. If you or a loved one are in need of assistance then contact my office today to schedule an appointment.
I have discussed multiple topics over my recent articles. The issues which I addressed include:
- The reasons for probation revocation proceedings
- The process of a probation revocation
- Possible outcomes at probation revocation proceedings
I chose to address these topics for multiple reasons. First, it is important to understand that a defendant does not have to be charged with a new crime in order for their supervision to be revoked. Their supervising officer may also request revocation for violations such as not paying fees, failing to regularly check in, failing a drug test, etc. Also, picking up a new charge will typically result in revocation proceedings. Second, a revocation proceeding is not a trial. There is no jury and the facts must not be proven to the judge beyond a reasonable doubt. Instead, the judge will be the sole decider of facts and whether or not to revoke the supervision is within their discretion. Finally, a proceeding can result in an agreed upon resolution, a revocation, a reinstatement, or a reinstatement which includes a modification of the terms. How the Court will rule in any given situation is always going to depend on the specific facts of the case.
If you or a family member are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Peoria probation revocation lawyer. I am a former prosecutor who believes that everyone is entitled to both aggressive representation and respect. I am experienced in handling such matters and my office is ready to assist you. Call today to schedule an initial consultation. I also serve the Illinois counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford. I also handle federal cases in Urbana.