Judge looking at attorneyThis post is being written to conclude and recap my series on the common question of “what happens during Arkansas probation revocations?” I felt it was necessary to write on this topic due to the fact that defendants often think that there is nothing that can be done once their probation officer seeks revocation. The truth of the matter, however, is that there may be a path forward. This path can include being reinstated or negotiating a reinstatement which includes more rigorous supervision. The most important first step is to contact a criminal defense attorney immediately. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office today to speak with a Little Rock lawyer.

I addressed a number of topics over my recent articles. The issues which I discussed include:

There are multiple reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, it is important to understand that a defendant does not have to pick up a new charge for their supervision to be revoked. The Court may rescind supervision for other reasons. These can include the probationer failing to check in with their supervisor, the failure to pay fees, etc. Likewise, a new charge does not necessarily mean that one’s probation will be revoked. Second, understanding the possible outcomes of the proceeding can help one understand the strategies which their attorney may pursue. Finally, the defenses to a revocation can include arguing that the infraction did not occur or, more commonly, that the public interest is not served by revocation.

One point I stressed in each of these articles is that one should contact counsel immediately if they or a loved one are accused of having violated their probation. The sooner you contact counsel, the sooner they can begin to build a case on your behalf. I am a Little Rock criminal defense lawyer with extensive experience in handling probation revocation hearings. I understand that this is a serious time in your life. My office will give your case the attention it deserves. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff, and throughout the remainder of Arkansas.