Detroit & Michigan Probation Violation Lawyer and VOP Hearing Attorney

If you have violated your Probation, it’s like telling the Judge you don’t care what he or she says.

Violating your probation is often viewed more seriously than that of the underlying crime for which you are on probation. No one, especially a Judge, likes to be told that you are ignoring them. So in this situation, the Defendant must convince the Judge, that you do take them seriously, that you deserve a second chance, and that the Judge should not terminate probation and put you in jail. This is especially true for those who are on some type of diversion status because if the Judge revokes probation, the original charge will now appear on your criminal record. Michigan and Detroit Criminal Defense Attorney, James G. Schmier can recommend certain actions you can take to convince the Judge that you do take him or her seriously and that the violation was merely a setback.

In a VOP Hearing (Violation of Probation), the Judge can sentence you to the maximum sentence that you faced on the original charge. 

If for example, you were convicted of a 93 day misdemeanor, if you violate your probation, you could be sentenced for the balance of any time up to 93 days that you have not already served. Plus as stated above, the Judge could terminate diversion and the conviction will appear on your record. Also the Judge could sentence you to contempt of Court for violating his original ruling. An experienced Violation of Probation or VOP defense attorney can help you avoid the harsh penalties associated with a probation violation.

Contact the Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC

When you contact the Law Office of James G. Schmier, we will examine your original case, consider the reasons for the violation and suggest actions you can take to remain on probation by convincing the Judge you are taking him or her seriously. We will also make sure you have contacted your probation officer if you have not already been violated because they should hear it from you rather than reading it on a police report. And if you are on diversion status such as 7411 (possession of controlled substances, 769.41 (domestic violence), HYTA (Holmes Youth Training Act), or deferred sentencing under 771.1, we can suggest strategies to convince the Judge to retain that status.

The Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC is a Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving DUI and Family Law and Divorce law firm and provides legal representation in Wayne County, Oakland County, Macomb County and throughout Michigan including these Michigan cities:

Macomb County

Armada
Centerline
Chesterfield Twp.
Clinton
Eastpointe
Fraser
Harrison
Lenox
Macomb
Memphis
Mt. Clemens
New Baltimore
New Haven
Richmond
Romeo
Roseville
St. Clair Shores
Sterling Heights
Shelby
Utica
Warren
Washington

St. Clair County

Port Huron
Capac
Saint Clair
Algonac
Keewahdin
Marine City
Emmett
Yale

Washtenaw County

Ann Arbor
Ypsilanti
Chelsea
Saline
Manchester
Milan
Dexter

Ingham County

Lansing
East Lansing
Williamston
Webberville
Stockbridge
Meridian Township
Danville

Oakland County

Auburn Hills
Addison Twp.
Berkley
Beverly Hills
Bingham Farms
Birmingham
Bloomfield
Bloomfield Hills
Brandon Twp.
Clarkston
Clawson
Commerce
Farmington
Farmington Hills
Ferndale
Franklin
Groveland
Hazel Park
Highland
Holly
Huntington Woods
Independence
Keego Harbor
Lake Angelus
Lake Orion
Lathrup Village
Lyon Twp.
Madison Heights
Milford
Novi
Novi Township
Oak Park
Oakland Township
Orchard Lake
Orion
Ortonville
Oxford
Pleasant Ridge
Pontiac
Rochester
Rochester Hills
Royal Oak
Southfield
South Lyon
Springfield
Sylvan Lake
Troy
Walled Lake
Waterford
West Bloomfield
White Lake
Wixom
Wolverine Lake

Wayne County

Allen Park
Belleville
Brownstown
Canton
Dearborn
Dearborn Heights
Detroit
Ecorse
Flat Rock
Garden City
Gibraltar
Grosse Isle
Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe Farms
Grosse Pointe Park
Grosse Pointe Woods
Hamtramck
Highland Park
Huron
Inkster
Lincoln Park
Livonia
Melvindale
Northville
Plymouth
Redford
River Rouge
Riverview
Rockwood
Romulus
Southgate
Sumpter
Taylor
Trenton
Van Buren
Wayne
Westland
Woodhaven
Wyandotte

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The Law Office of James G. Schmier, PLLC
Criminal Defense, Drunk Driving DUI Defense and Family Law Divorce Attorney
(248) 705 3742