Defending Yourself Against Probation And Parole Violation Charges
Probation and parole violations are serious and can jeopardize your freedom. At Cohen & Hirsch our lawyers take probation and parole violations seriously. We work closely with our clients to guide them through the legal system from the moment we take your case until matters are favorably resolved. If you or someone you love are facing a probation or parole violation in DeKalb, Cobb, Fulton or Gwinnett county, we can answer your questions and help you determine the right criminal defense strategy for your unique situation.
Advantages Of Hiring A Criminal Defense Attorney
Did you know that you have rights even if you’re facing a probation or parole violation? Just like you have rights when you go to trial or enter a guilty plea, you have rights as a probationer or a parolee. You need individualized attention from attorneys skilled at handling probation and parole violations. At Cohen & Hirsch we do not take a cookie-cutter approach to criminal defense. When you are facing the potential loss of your freedom due to an alleged probation or parole violation you need a criminal defense attorney with experience at navigating a revocation hearing.
Maybe you failed a drug or alcohol screen. Perhaps you did not complete your community service. Maybe you missed a reporting date. Maybe you didn’t commit a violation and your probation or parole officer is just plain wrong. Whatever the situation may be, the attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch are experienced and knowledgeable in ways to defend against probation and parole violation allegations.
Did you know that the standard of proof on a probation or parole violation is “by a preponderance of the evidence” and not “beyond a reasonable doubt” as it was with the underlying criminal case? The State merely has to show that it is more likely than not that you violated your probation or parole in the manner alleged. That is not a very high burden for the State of Georgia to overcome – meaning that you need skilled representation to combat the allegations and maintain your freedom.
Our Goal: Keeping You Out Of Jail
Chances are you are already in custody and someone who loves you is searching for an attorney to represent you on your probation or parole violation. A successful outcome on a probation or parole violation hearing means only one thing — that after the hearing you get to go home to your loved ones. The attorneys at Cohen & Hirsch have handled hundreds of probation and parole violation hearings in Atlanta and throughout the state, and are experienced at attacking these types of cases.