Persons on probation and individuals released from jail or prison on post release community supervision as well as parolees are now all referred to as “supervised persons.” A person can also be placed on informal, unsupervised court probation. Any failure to obey the law or a condition of probation can result in a petition to revoke probation. Probation revocations and revocations of mandatory supervision are a major prosecutorial tool against supervised persons, particularly those who have been arrested for new offenses.
D.A.’s routinely file petitions to revoke supervision at the same time as the filing of new charges. The prosecutor has a considerable advantage with which to leverage a plea bargain because revocations are decided without some of the procedural protections of standard criminal cases.
A charge of violating probation can result in substantial time in prison or jail. It is imperative to get a skilled criminal defense lawyer. Please contact Robbi A. Cook, Attorney at Law, at (510) 208-5051 for a free and confidential consultation.