Fairfax County Probation Violations Defense Attorney

If you violated the terms of your probation, you may be facing jail or new restrictions. I am Jonathan Y. Short, a probation violations defense lawyer, and I have been helping people facing criminal charges in northern Virginia for more than 25 years. I can help you respond to the accusations against you and will work hard to help get you back in the judge’s good graces.

Experienced Handling of All Violations

As a Virginia criminal defense lawyer, I have extensive experience representing individuals whose probation is in danger of being revoked for any type of violation, including:

  • An arrest on new criminal charges
  • Failing to report to your probation officer
  • A positive drug test
  • Failure to complete community service or drug treatment

Dedicated Damage Control

When my clients walk free from court, I always tell them to follow the judge’s orders exactly and do everything the probation officer says. I understand that things happen — old friends and old bad habits, three steps forward but one step back. However, the court may not be as understanding if my client has to come back and explain a new arrest, or why he or she did not do what the judge or probation officer told him or her to do.

I will try to get the new charge dismissed or reduced so it will not affect the terms of your probation. If you have been accused of violating other terms, I recommend proactive steps to put yourself in a better position — pay all fines, get a clean drug screen, reconnect with your probation officer, etc.

I will attend the probation hearing with you to emphasize what you are doing right in order to keep you on probation, or I will argue for alternatives to jail, such as drug treatment, work release or house arrest.

Call for a Consultation With an Alexandria Probation Hearing Lawyer

If you have been accused of violating your probation, it is important to seek experienced legal representation as soon as possible. Contact me, a probation violations defense attorney, online, or call 703-465-5505 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case. There will be no charge if I don’t think you need a lawyer. My office is conveniently located one block from the Eisenhower Metro and is easily accessible from the Washington beltway.

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