Probation means that a defendant is released from prison. But it doesn’t mean they’re completely free, they are still subject to supervision and must check in with a probation officer.

In most cases involving a felony sentence, probation (with supervision) is a term of a defendant’s sentence. A defendant may be required to complete drug rehabilitation, educational classes, community service or community labor. The lists of conditions is extensive, but they’re required to successfully complete the term of probation. Of course, the defendant also must be free from any further criminal conduct while the on probation.

For those who are serious about their reintegration into society, early termination of probation is possible. In most cases it can be terminated halfway through the assigned probationary term. Criminal defense attorney William S. Kroger and the Kroger Law Group has been successful in many cases of winning early probation terminations for his clients.

The key to securing an early end to probation is successfully completing all its terms (except, of course, time). Defendants who are released early have more freedom than those who are still on probation, however, they are not free to travel, they must constantly check in with a probation officer and a monthly fee must also be paid.

Probation is part of the criminal justice system and Mr. Kroger is one of the best lawyers to handle and argue your case for early probation termination in Los Angeles. His years of arguing cases means he has a working relationship with judges, court clerks and opposing attorneys. These are the kinds of relationships that only someone who’s defended their clients in court and who has regular contact with the court system can offer.

It’s also important to look into the experience that a criminal defense lawyer has. Since this involves your freedom, this is not a task for someone who’s just graduated from law school or someone whose speciality is outside of criminal defense. Mr. Kroger has years of experience, and has been a practicing attorney since 1997. Like anything that involves the criminal justice system, experience counts. Let Mr. Kroger’s experience, and the experience of his law firm, work for you.

If you feel, or are interested, in early probation termination, contact William S. Kroger or the Kroger Law Group as soon as possible. The sooner he or his team is contacted, the sooner they can begin work to get you closer to your freedom.

Crime

  • Probation Violations.

Sentencing

  • Anywhere from reinstatement of probation to state prison.

Introduction to Probation Violations

You have already been convicted of a crime and placed on probation. You have started to take care of all of terms of your probation and put your life back together. You have circled the day your probation ends on your calendar. And then, all of sudden, you have a court date for a possible probation violation. You remember what it was like to be arrested initially. You remember the day you were sentenced. You’re terrified of seeing the judge again. Are you going back to jail? Or prison? Will you be able to get your record cleared later? What is going to happen….

Generally, probation lasts for three years. Defendants in the California probation system are mandated to perform community service, attend therapy and other rehabilitative programs, meet with a probation officer, submit to drug testing, perform physical labor and/or provide restitution to their victims. However, even at this stage of the criminal justice process, unexpected things can happen. Penalties for violating the terms of probation depend on how serious the infraction is. Circumstances for past probation violations, how far along the defendant is in the probation process and whether the violation is a new crime all play into the decision as to what the final penalty will be.

An extension to the term of probation, a new probation sentence with different conditions or even jail/prison time are all possibilities if the defendant is found in violation of their probation.

Our Experience

William S. Kroger is has handled hundreds of probation violation matters. He and his team specialize in getting the court off of your back and getting you back on track. Remember, the defendant has the right to argue their case. If you, or someone you know is facing a possible probation violation or if they’ve been arrested and charged for a probation violation, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer like William S. Kroger and the Kroger Law Group for legal and procedural advice.

Mr. Kroger and his legal team are educated and experienced in all matters regarding the criminal justice system. Though probation violations take place after a trial, defendants still have the right to due process and to have their case heard and argued.

This is why consulting an experienced criminal defense lawyer with years of trial and criminal justice experience like Mr. Kroger is important/ In fact, considering how close the defendant is to being released and regaining his or her freedom, it is very important to retain a lawyer with real experience in the court system.

Example Case

The Kroger Law Group represented a client facing a probation violation after conviction for white collar crime. The probationer was facing a three year suspended prison sentence and had done essentially none of the terms of his probation. Mr. Kroger and his team were able to have the client reinstated to probation with no new penalties or punishment.

Conclusion

Mr. Kroger has the background to understand what your circumstances are. He and the Kroger Law Group are uniquely qualified to help you go about the probation term and assure that you get back to your life as soon and as easily as possible.