Can I Fight A Probation Violation Charge?

Probation allows you to serve your sentence without being behind bars, but you are required to follow a strict set of probation terms, which may include visits to a probation officer, attending counseling, and/or treatment programs.

If you fail to comply with the terms, your probation could be revoked and you can serve jail time.

What Happens If I’m Accused Of Violating Probation?

You will likely be arrested and placed in custody until your probation violation hearing. At your hearing, the court will determine if you are guilty of violating one or more of the terms of your probation.

The Prosecutor needs to prove that you violated probation with a “preponderance of the evidence,” which means that it is – more likely than not – that you did violate probation.

If the court finds a violation, the judge will either revoke your probation terms and impose a jail sentence, or let you remain on probation with additional or stricter terms.

Protect Yourself.

At your hearing, your defense lawyer may present an argument with potential evidence that shows you did not violate your probation or that the violation was not intentional, leading to the possible dismissal of your charges or limiting your punishment.

If you or someone you love has been accused of violating probation, don’t face the charges alosne.

Defense attorney Nathan Akamine will help you. He is a former Franklin County Prosecutor and he has successfully defended clients at probation violation hearings for 20+ years.


Nathan Akamine - Criminal defense lawyer
I’m Nathan Akamine,

I have 24+ years of defense experience and knowledge of the inner-workings of the criminal system gained as a former Prosecutor. I’ve handled thousands of cases and trials. My background allows me to pursue cutting-edge and creative defenses to criminal and OVI charges.

As your attorney, I will personally handle your case. Many firms have associates with minimal experience that handle client interaction. I limit my caseload to ensure full personal attention to each client – from initial case review to the matter’s resolution. In the courtroom and out, I will fight for your freedom, your future, and your reputation.

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