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Defending the Rights of the Accused in California

Probation is often given to defendants in criminal cases in lieu of more severe penalties. Being put on probation commonly helps you avoid jail or prison time. However, you will be required to remain in complete compliance with the terms and conditions of the probation as set forth by the court in exchange for its leniency. Theses terms and conditions will vary from person to person depending on the underlying crime committed and other relevant factors. Should you violate any of the probationary terms, you can find yourself facing new charges and serious consequences.

If you or someone you know has been accused or arrested for a probation violation, it is essential that you seek help from an experienced criminal defense attorney. As a Ventura probation violation lawyer with 25 years of experience handling these types of cases in the local courts, Ruben Ruiz can review the facts and circumstances of your situation. He will work quickly to help you obtain the best possible result from the court. His many years of experience have given him the necessary insight and skills to resolve probation violation cases of all kinds and complexity.

Call the Law Office of Ruben M. Ruiz at (805) 303-5855 or contact the firm online if you are facing a probation violation charge in or around Ventura.

Probation Violation Cases in California

Two types of probation have been established under California law. These are summary probation, also known as “informal” probation and felony probation, also known as "formal" probation

What is Summary Probation?

Summary probation is generally assigned to individuals who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime. In this type of probation you do not have regularly scheduled meetings with a probation officer.

What is Felony Probation?

Felony probation is used for those convicted of felonies and does call for regular, mandatory such meetings in addition to any other terms assigned by the court.

Common terms and conditions of probation can include but are not limited to:

  • The payment of mandatory fines
  • The payment of restitution to victims
  • Community service hours or other volunteer work
  • Mandatory counseling
  • Random drug testing
  • Substance abuse treatment and programs
  • Anger management programs
  • Compliance with restraining orders
  • Finding and maintaining gainful employment
  • Restrictions on leaving your county, state, or the country

The above are examples; each individual’s probation terms are dictated by the unique facts and circumstances of the case. For example, if you convicted of an alcohol-related crime, you may be prohibited from any use of alcohol during your probation. Probation agreements can last for three to five years or even longer, such as for the maximum term of your sentencing if the court so decides.

When violating any probation term, you may face a new arrest from law enforcement or a probation or parole officer. You will then be required to attend a hearing where a judge will determine whether you are guilty or not. If found guilty, you could face increased conditions or restrictions or be required to serve out the original terms of your sentence in jail or prison. In very serious cases, a judge can impose an even harsher jail or prison sentence.

How the Law Office of Ruben M. Ruiz Can Help

As your defender, Attorney Ruiz can represent you at the probation violation hearing. Providing strong advocacy, he can put you in the best legal position before the court in seeking to have your probation restored. He has argued countless such cases before the courts and will do everything possible under the law to help you avoid the serious consequences that probation violations can create.

Don’t face your probation violation hearing alone. Contact the firm at (805) 303-5855 to book your free, initial consultation today.

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    Ruben M. Ruiz is a highly seasoned attorney with 25 years of legal experience. Mr. Ruiz earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Akron, School of Law. Prior to becoming a licensed attorney, Mr. Ruiz, worked in the public school system. Prior to establishing his own firm, attorney Ruben Ruiz worked for a variety of firms, representing clients in various areas of law and courtroom ...
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