At Houlon Berman, we have over 50 years of experience representing clients in criminal matters in Maryland and the District of Columbia. We take pride in the results we get for our clients.
Violation or Probation cases occur after a Defendant has been sentenced by a judge and placed on probation. Your probation agent may allege to the court that you committed some act which violates your probation contract. That may be committing a new offense, failing to report to your probation officer, or failing to comply with some other condition of the contract (pay supervision fees, work, stay away from a person or location, etc).
Violation of Probation cases can be difficult because you are not entitled to a jury trial and the Court must only find that you violated your probation by the standard of proof of “Preponderance of the Evidence” rather than “Proof Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.” If you are found to have violated your probation, the judge could penalize you by revoking your probation and sentencing you to your back up time (which is the suspended part of your sentence). Therefore, it is vital to have the best possible defense of any allegation that you violated your probation.
Some Violation of Probation cases are resolved prior to the case going to a trial, while others must be tried in front of the judge (without a jury). At Houlon Berman, we take each and every Violation of Probation case one by one with an eye toward achieving the best possible result for our clients. Our criminal defense attorneys at Houlon Berman have broad experience representing clients successfully in Violation of Probation cases in Maryland (including Rockville and Upper Marlboro). Our success derives from our uncompromising commitment to our clients, and hard work. Out clients receive a robust defense in each and every case.
If you have a Violation of Probation case in Upper Marlboro, Hyattsville, Bowie, Greenbelt, College Park, Laurel, Rockville, Bethesda, Silver Spring, or anywhere else in the State of Maryland, please contact us.