Probation Violation

Probation Violation Lawyers in Charleston

If you have been charged with a crime, you owe it to yourself to secure quality legal representation. The prosecutors and police investigators will try to find any way they can to make you appear as guilty as possible. You’ll need aggressive attorneys to protect your rights, guard you from making mistakes, and strengthen your case.

Our team is ready to fight for your defense, regardless of whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony. We have over 50 years of combined legal experience that we can use to help you build a case. We will aggressively argue against the revocation of your probation and do everything in our power to prevent you from serving jail time.

The sooner you contact our Charleston probation violation lawyers, the sooner we can help you. At Murphy Crantford Meehan, we will fight to protect your rights and your future. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Do You Need a Probation Violations Lawyer?

Generally, probation will follow after a person pleads guilty or if the person was found guilty of a criminal offense by either a judge or jury. A probation violation may be found based on a person committing a new criminal law violation, non-payment of court costs/restitution, non-compliance with treatment, or any other condition the court ordered.

If you face accusations of violating probation, a lot is at stake, including the threat of a potential prison term. It can help to have a probation violation lawyer on your side. Our attorneys can help you understand what to expect when facing a probation violation and combat the charges against you.

What Happens at a Probation Hearing?

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When the court receives information of an alleged violation, the court would require the person to appear in court. At the hearing, the probation officer will outline the probation violation, and you will have a chance to respond to the allegations. You can admit to the violation and argue there were mitigating circumstances or deny it and support the denial with evidence. If found guilty of a violation, a person may be facing additional jail time, fines, and other conditions the court deems appropriate.

Depending on the circumstances of your case and the criminal offense, penalties the court may impose include:

Full Revocation

You serve the entirety of your original sentence. After you serve, your probation is over.

Partial Revocation with Termination

You will serve a portion of your original sentence. Once finished, your probation ends.

Partial Revocation with Continued Probation

You serve a portion of your sentence, and the court holds the remainder of your prison term over your head. After you serve, your probation continues.

The court can also decide to continue your probation without ordering jail time or, in lieu of imprisonment, mandate that you attend a court-ordered drug or alcohol rehabilitation program.

What Can Our Defense Attorneys Do for You?

A Charleston criminal defense lawyer with our firm can represent you during your probation violation hearing. Our probation violation lawyers in Charleston can:

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Why Select Murphy Crantford Meehan for Your Probation Violation Case?

Murphy Crantford Meehan is a leading South Carolina criminal defense firm. Attorneys William C. Crantford and Jerry A. Meehan, Jr., lead our defense team. In cooperation with our experienced lawyers and compassionate staff, they have handled thousands of criminal cases for individuals charged with misdemeanors and serious crimes and felonies.

We take the time to get to know our clients so we can address every legal issue with a personalized strategy. We are trial-tested and have the knowledge and resources needed to defend your rights. We know a probation violation can upend your life, so we will do everything in our power to protect your freedom.

We rate highly for client satisfaction, as evidenced by our many five-star Google reviews and positive testimonials, like the following:

“I highly recommend [Murphy] Crantford Meehan! I worked with Jerry at a time in my life where I needed trusted guidance. Jerry spent the time to listen to my case and guide in the best decision with his experience and knowledge. He will not lead you astray and always has his client’s best interest at heart.” – Breanne Shumaker


Types of Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

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Our defense team can handle probation violation cases and charges involving various criminal offenses, including:

Our team also assists with appealing criminal convictions. We deal with state and federal charges.

What Are the Terms of Probation in South Carolina?

According to the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, the standard South Carolina probation guidelines mandate that those on probation shall:

Failing to adhere to any of these general terms or terms specific to your probation amounts to a probation violation. If you have committed an act that may violate your probation, it is best to be proactive. Consider contacting a probation violation defense lawyer immediately.

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Our Charleston Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help with Your Case

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Probation violations are serious and require immediate attention. If you face criminal charges or probation violation charges or must prepare for a probation violation hearing, Murphy Crantford Meehan can guide you every step of the way. We are here to protect your rights and your freedom.

We offer accessible, affordable, and client-focused legal services. You do not have to stand up to the government alone. We can help you level the playing field by providing knowledgeable and professional representation during a stressful and challenging time.

Contact our Charleston criminal defense lawyers for an appointment if you have questions or concerns. We can help you get started today with a free initial consultation.

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