Violating your probation means you failed to meet conditions of your probation and can result in violation warrants. Common conditions of probation include:
- Following a curfew.
- Avoiding possession or use of illegal substances, such as drugs.
- Avoiding possession or use of alcohol.
- Getting and holding down a job.
- Avoiding possession or use of firearms.
- Enrolling in and staying in school.
- Attending regular meetings with probation officer.
- Submitting to drug tests.
- Avoiding contact with victim(s) in your case.
- Attending anger management, drug and alcohol education, or rehabilitation classes.
If your probation officer or the court feel that you don’t comply with your violation condition, a warrant will go out for your arrest. This warrant is known as a violation warrant. Once arrested, a bond might get issued for your release. This follows the procedure for a regular arrest.
If violation of probation is suspected, you are entitled to a trial in which the state has to prove that violation occurred. Also, you may counter the state’s claims with your own evidence of why you were not violating your probation. The best way to defend yourself in this situation is by hiring a criminal defense attorney to assist you in this process.