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Probation Violation

Atlanta, Georgia Probation Violation Lawyer

A probation violation in Georgia is a serious legal problem that needs to be addressed by a competent, knowledgeable, and experienced criminal defense lawyer. A probation violation may result in your probation being revoked and you being ordered to complete the remainder of your prison sentence. If you have been charged with violating the probationary rules, you need quick and assertive action from someone who will do everything possible to keep you out of jail.

I am attorney Thomas C. Nagel, and I have decades of experience helping clients resolve shoplifting charges throughout the State of Georgia. I am centrally located in Atlanta to help those charged with probation violations in Atlanta, and the surrounding counties of Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb & Dekalb.

Why Do I Need an Experienced Georgia Probation Violation Lawyer?

An experienced probation violation lawyer will be able to mitigate the damages even if you admit to the probation violation. An experienced attorney will be able to help reinstate probation while not incurring probation revocation where possible, and ultimately keep you out of jail or lessen any sentence imposed.

If you are facing a probation revocation, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your Rights and Freedom. I am a peer reviewed and award-winning attorney with decades of experience successfully helping those charged with probation violation stay out of jail, or to mitigate the possible consequences of a probation violation, throughout the Atlanta, Georgia area. I have literally thousands of hours in court, and I have represented thousands of clients successfully. Any lawyer defending against a probation revocation should be proactive and help get court-ordered restitution back on track, facilitate the execution of court ordered commitments, and effectively communicate to the court, probation officers and the prosecution that you are actively receiving the support you need to be successful on probation.

Many probation violation charges can be resolved through skilled representation. Please contact me for a free consultation if you or a loved one needs experienced criminal defense. As an Atlanta criminal lawyer with over twenty-five years of courtroom experience, I feel very good about my ability to help defend your probation revocation motion. Protect your Rights and freedom by contacting me today. Please check-out my client reviews and testimonials. Stop worrying and call me personally for a private and confidential consultation at 404-255-1600. Check out the warm review I received from one of my clients recently below:

Dear Tom,

I just wanted to thank you again for everything. You saved my life. I am so glad I picked you. What were the odds? I do not know how you pulled it off. If I run across anybody that needs legal advice, I will recommend you. My life is back to normal thanks to you. I know it could have been much worse. Thanks Again!

With many thanks,

Probation Violation Process & Hearing

There are many types of probation violations. You may have missed a court date, or you did not check in with your court-appointed probation officer. You may have been charged with another crime, or failed a drug test, or have not complied with any other probationary order. Whatever the reason, your probation officer has filed a motion or notice with the District Attorney’s office or the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in a Municipal City Court case. The Prosecutor then decides whether to file a motion to revoke your probation with the original Sentencing Court. The judge will then issue a Bench Warrant for your arrest.

At this point, you can turn yourself in, wait on the police to take you into custody, or hire an attorney. I strongly urge you to hire an attorney as soon as you believe you may have violated a probationary order. Many times, we can keep the prosecutor or probation officer from even filing for a probation revocation. Other times we can negotiate a revocation bond so that you do not have to wait days, weeks or even months in jail for a probationary hearing. Many times, a probation violation, or probation revocation order will include no bail or no bond. I can help get your bond reinstated in some circumstances.

What Can the Court Do for a Probation Violation?

Courts have almost super-powers when it comes to probation violations. The judge can do almost whatever they want in most circumstances. Some technical violations may limit a judge’s ability to sentence you for the entire remaining sentence thanks to some relatively recent sentencing reforms, but otherwise judges can: Remand you to prison to serve the remainder of your sentence, split your sentence, reinstate probation, remand to a drug treatment facility, include house arrest or work release onto your sentence. Judges may extend your probationary period. Courts can issue warnings, or order community service.

New Charges and Probation Violations

New charges are one of the most common probation violations. It is imperative that you hire an attorney who can defend against your probation revocation and probation violations as well as defend the underlying new charge leading to the revocation as well. For those on probation, new charges mean big trouble and possible prison time. Here is a short sample of new charges that can lead to probation violations and ultimately revocation:

  • DUI – A DUI can be a serious charge in of itself, but added to a probation order, can ultimately lead to revocation without proper representation.
  • Drug Charges – Drug charges like Trafficking, Distribution and even Possession of certain drugs can lead to a probation revocation.
  • Theft Charges – As a crime of moral turpitude theft crimes are highly frowned upon and often lead to probation violations.
  • Juvenile Crimes – Even juvenile’s under probation are subject to probation violations and revocations.
  • Hit and Runs
  • Domestic Violence – Georgia Courts take domestic violence and battery very seriously. Anyone charged with domestic violence, assault or battery is likely to face a probation violation and revocation hearing.

It is important to know that you do not need to fight a probation revocation alone. There is a light at the end of every tunnel. I fight your fight! Together, we can achieve great success, and there are always options, even when things seem the darkest

Thomas C. Nagel

Client Reviews
"Dear Tom, I just wanted to thank you again for everything. You saved my life. I’m so glad I picked you. What were the odds? I don’t know how you pulled it off. If I run across anybody that needs legal advice I will definitely recommend you. My life is back to normal thanks to you. I know it could’ve been much worse. Thanks Again!" E.G.