Probation is granted in some cases when prosecutors, judges, and defense attorneys come to the conclusion that a jail or prison sentence would not be appropriate given the circumstances of the case. Probation is not a matter of right; it is granted in lieu of a harsher sentence.
With that in mind, a probationer not following the court's orders, or his or her agreements with the court, can run into problems resulting in a probation violation.
Further, a probationer charged with new crime faces not only the penalty of the new case, but also maximum penalty for sentencing on the case he or she was on probation for.
These cases can be complicated and you will likely need a lawyer. Call JAFFREY LAW for a free consultation to discuss your case.