Violations of Probation Serving Santa Clara County & Beyond Since 1985

Probation Violation Attorney in San Jose

Helping Clients in Santa Clara County & Beyond Since 1985

Being accused of violating your probation can lead to an extension of your probation period or being forced to serve the remainder of your sentence behind bars. However, the court must prove that you willfully violated your probation, rather than just making a mistake. Having a skilled criminal defense lawyer on your side can ensure you are not punished for making a mistake.

Steven H. Nakano genuinely cares about every client who walks through his door. As such, he does more than just provide legal representation – he makes recommendations to help all his clients access services that will help them improve their lives. Roughly 80% of Mr. Nakano’s clients receive referrals to highly beneficial resources and forms of support, such as:

  • Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation,

  • Mental health counseling,

  • Clinical treatment,

  • Drug and alcohol addiction services, and more.

In addition to providing such referrals, Mr. Nakano has been providing criminal defense services in Santa Clara County since 1985. He has more than decades of experience helping people like you achieve positive outcomes in criminal matters. While he is willing to go to trial when necessary, he is more interested in helping you obtain a swift, suitable result that is tailored to your best interests.

If you have been accused of violating your probation in San Jose or Santa Clara County, contact Steven H. Nakano, Attorney at Law today at (844) 983-3011 for a free consultation.

Penalties for Violating Your Probation in Santa Clara County

A probation violation can take a variety of forms, but it always involves breaching or refusing to comply with one or more terms of your probation on at least one occasion.

Depending on the stipulations of your probation, the following may constitute a violation:

  • Commission of other crimes, even if they are unrelated to the crime which resulted in your probation

  • Failure to show up for a scheduled court date

  • Use, possession, sale, or other involvement with illegal drugs

  • Failure to meet with your probation officer at a scheduled time and place

  • Being arrested for any offense, even if it is not technically a crime

  • Failure to pay fines related to any crime(s) of which you have been convicted

  • Travelling outside city, county, or state limits, depending on the restrictions of your probation

Any violation of your probation can result in additional sentencing, which may take the form of:

  • Time in jail or prison

  • Extension of your probation period

  • More restrictive probation terms

  • Revocation of your probation, followed by mandatory fulfillment of your original sentence

What Are My Rights After a Probation Violation?

If your probation officer believes you have violated your probation, you may receive an initial warning or be required to appear in court right away. During your hearing, the judge overseeing your case will hear testimony, review evidence, and determine whether you have actually violated your probation or not. If the court determines that you have, you may be subject to any of the penalties listed above.

No matter how blatant or serious the violation, you always have a right to be represented by the attorney of your choice during all related proceedings – and you can’t afford to go in alone, even if you believe you have not actually violated your probation. Steven H. Nakano, Attorney at Law, has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in probation violation hearings and can provide you with the strategically aggressive representation you need.

Call (844) 983-3011 today to discuss your case with a probation violation lawyer in San Jose.

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