Brockton Criminal Defense Attorneys
A probation surrender is a formal administrative hearing that occurs when a defendant is placed on either supervised or unsupervised probation and the probation department or probation officer alleges that the probationer has violated the terms and conditions of his or her probation. In the event of a probation surrender the probation department will notify a probationer by mailing a letter to the probationer. The letter will provide a description of the alleged violation along with an order requiring the probationer to appear for a formal hearing at a specific time and date. A defendant has a right to have an attorney present at the probation surrender hearing. Your attorney will be able present evidence in your behalf at this hearing.
Examples of probation violations that can lead to formal hearing are:
- Failure to pay a fine;
- Failure complete rehabilitation program;
- Failure to complete community service;
- Failure to make a court appearance;
- Keeping company with convicted felons;
- Failure to report to probation officer;
- Failing a drug test;
- Getting charged with a crime.
Some of the consequences that may result if the probationer is found to have violated the terms of his or her probation:
- Jail Time;
- Added terms to probation;
- Suspended sentence imposed;
- Added community service;
- Treatment and education programs.
No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away. Call us to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 584-6955 and you will have taken your first step to find out how best to confront this important matter. You can also click here to use our Free Case Evaluation Form.