AIRPORT COURTHOUSE CRIMINAL LAWYER
Most criminal case end in the defendant being placed on probation. Probation is the judge’s way of having jurisdiction/power over the defendant. Most grants of probation last for three years and require the defendant to do or “not do” certain things while on probation. Often times a defendant will break a term of probation by failing to perform community service or pay a fine. When this occurs a probation violation is likely to be filed. The prosecutor generally files a petition to ask the court to make a finding that the defendant violated probation. The standard of proof is a “preponderance of evidene” and hearsay is admissible. For further information on probation violations and defenses please call the Law Offices of Errol Cook at 562-209-1114.