Violating the terms of curfew for probation or parole can have serious consequences for your future. When a person is granted probation or parole in lieu of jail or prison time, he or she is expected to be home at a certain hour and may not be out after curfew.
If you have been arrested for violating your curfew, you may be at risk of incurring a fine, jail or prison time, or other penalties. The experienced West Palm Beach criminal defense attorneys of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A., are prepared to protect your legal rights and will fight to defend you against a curfew violation charge. To learn more, contact us today at 561-353-2800.
Penalties for Violation of Probation or Parole
A curfew violation is typically considered a minor offense, but the penalty may be increased if you were found to be participating in illegal activity or otherwise violating other terms of your probation or parole. Depending on the severity of the violation, your probation or parole may be affected by one or more of the following penalties:
- Termination of your probation or parole in exchange for jail or prison time
- Extension of probation or parole time
- Additional community service hours
- Enrollment in or extension of a drug treatment program
- Enrollment in or extension of counseling
If you have been accused of violating your curfew or other terms of your probation or parole, you need the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer who is experienced with handling probation violation cases. Your lawyer will fight to have your violation charge dismissed or will work to negotiate with your parole officer so that you are not penalized further.
For information on how we can help you fight your probation or parole violation charge, don’t hesitate to contact the West Palm Beach probation violation lawyers of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A., today at 561-353-2800.