One mistake should rarely define a person. In the event of a felony conviction, that mistake can make it difficult for an individual to efficiently serve their agreed upon sentencing without issue, even in instances where probation is offered. The concept of probation is designed to allow someone convicted of a crime to remain in the community, as opposed to confined within a prison system. This arrangement does not come without its own set of challenges. Often the terms of probation become misunderstood or difficult to [..]
There are four steps to the probation violation in Colorado:
- Initial arrestFirst appearances and bondA violation of probation hearingSentencing
In many ways, the violation process in Colorado is like that of your initial charge. But, when you violate your probation, you don’t have the same rights and protections you did before. This is even if it’s your first time violating probation.
Attorney Jeff Weeden answers “how much time can you get for violating probation?” in this post.
Probation Violation: The Initial Arrest
Your P.O. will submit an [..]