If you are convicted of a crime, there may still be legal help available, including guidance through the post-conviction process. Post-conviction assistance often includes help with probation and/or parole violations. As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, Andrew helps clients in the Wilmington, Newark, Middletown, Dover areas and throughout Delaware to understand their legal options for probation, which is the conditional release from incarceration, which specifies the terms of their release and may help them avoid incarceration or serve a shorter sentence with continued supervision. I also assist clients with appeals if their convictions can be questioned on legal grounds.
In probation, people convicted of crimes are placed on supervision in the community through a probation agency. Probation can take the form of deferred-adjudication probation or straight probation, also referred to as “community supervision.” This is an alternative to jail or prison time. Deferred-adjudication probation means that the charges will be dismissed upon the successful completion of your probation. Straight probation means you were found guilty. With either kind of probation, jail or prison time always remains a possibility if you violate the terms and conditions of your probation agreement.
Both types of probation may require several court-ordered conditions, and failure to comply with the terms of probation will likely land you in jail. It is best to consult an experienced lawyer if you have violated your terms of community supervision or probation and before admitting to any violations. You may have defenses and grounds to fight your probation revocation.
I represent clients throughout Wilmington, Newark, Middletown and Dover Delaware in parole and/or probation matters. If you are facing a Violation of Probation I will utilize my experience and knowledge to seek the best possible result. Call Andrew J. Witherell at 302-655-1943 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.