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Probation Violations

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In many criminal cases, you may be sentenced to probation as an alternative to a jail sentence. You may be ordered to serve part of your sentence in jail and the rest of the sentence on probation. Probation generally comes with terms and conditions with which you must comply. Failing to abide by any condition is generally considered a probation violation, which can result in the termination of your probation and being sent back to jail or prison to serve out the rest of your sentence. 

At The Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien, serving clients throughout Rhode Island, you can work with an accomplished criminal defense lawyer who is experienced in how state law defines, views, and punishes such violations. Mr. Beaubien can use his abundant legal skills and experience to work to protect you from the consequences of such accusations when brought before the judge in a hearing. 

Request a free case evaluation with our Providence probation violations attorney at our Rhode Island office to discuss your case and options. Contact The Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien via our website or by calling (401) 246-8579. Hablamos español. 


Various actions could be violations against your probation, such as:

  • Failure to report to scheduled meetings with your probation officer
  • Failure to fulfill community service obligations
  • Failure to pay fines and fees 
  • Failure to pay victim restitution when ordered to do so
  • Failure to report for drug testing
  • Drug testing results failure
  • Possession of controlled substances
  • Fleeing the state or the U.S.
  • An arrest for a new crime
  • Violation of a restraining order
  • Violation of any other probation order of the court

When committing such violations, you will be required to return to the court for a hearing before the judge. You will have the opportunity to present your side of the story. Mr. Beaubien can represent you at such a hearing to present evidence on your behalf. The judge will render a decision. If you are found to be guilty of such a violation, you may face additional fines and/or jail time or other consequences. 

To get optimum results, it is best to turn to professional representation. Mr. Beaubien has represented many individuals in probation violation cases. He has the knowledge and skills you need to devise a strong defense that could keep you out of jail and facing other negative repercussions. The sooner you bring him into your case, the earlier he can get to work to ensure that you have the defense you need for securing the best possible outcome. 

Contact The Law Office of Brett V. Beaubien today to get started with our Providence appeals attorney.