Cherokee County / Canton Probation Revocation Hearings

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

In the city of Canton, including the state and superior courts,  probation violations are one of two types.  Your probation officer can give you a technical probation violation for not paying or being behind in paying your fines and fees, not promptly completing community service or drug and alcohol evaluations, or failing a drug screen.  For this type of violation, your probation can be revoked for up to several months.  If you commit a new offense, perhaps a traffic offense like a DUI, or something more serious like theft or drug crimes, your risk being revoked for the remainder of your probated sentence.  If you are serving on first offender probation, you will face adjudication or conviction on the underlying offense and resentencing on the original offense for up to the statutory maximums for the charges.  This can lead to many more years in prison. 

Probation revocations are serious, but they can be fought and won.  Canton / Cherokee County attorney Richard S. Lawson has significant experience getting his clients the best possible outcomes on their Cherokee County probation revocations.  He gets many of his clients re-instatments and saves their first offender status.  Mr. Lawson also has a lot of experience negotiating probation revocation agreements with probation officers and prosecuting attorneys in which his clients get into Cherokee County's best treatment programs instead of jail or prison time. 

If a friend or loved one is facing a Cherokee County probation violation and revocation, call Canton lawyer Richard Lawson today for a free consultation. 

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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