Jeff Krigel is a Coweta probation violation attorney dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to clients charged with violation of probation in Coweta and surrounding areas. If you have been charged with another crime or accused of violating a term of your probation, or a deferred sentence, Jeff Krigel can help. The ultimate goal is to avoid probation revocation or acceleration. Whether you are accused of committing a new violation or a technical violation for not meeting one of the terms of your probation, (such as not paying court fees on time, not doing community service, or any other reason), it is important to vigorously defend yourself.
Depending on the type of probation you are on the State will file either an Application to Accelerate or an Application to Revoke.
1. Deferred Sentence defined: The Court withholds judgment of guilt and conviction is postponed pending successful completion of the terms and conditions of the defendant’s probation. If the defendant is successful, the defendant is discharged without a judgment of guilt, the case is dismissed, and the defendant will qualify for an expungement pursuant to Title 22, Section 991(c). However, if the defendant fails to abide by the rules or satisfy the conditions of his/her deferred sentence, the State may file an Application to Accelerate and seek jail/prison, probation modification, or other punishments.
2. Suspended Sentence defined: The Court immediately pronounces a judgment of guilt and suspends the defendant’s sentence, which means that the defendant serves time on probation rather than serving time in jail or prison. Similar to the deferred sentence, the defendant avoids jail or prison, but the pronouncement of guilt constitutes a conviction and the defendant will be unable to expunge the guilty plea (although the defendant may eventually qualify for an expungement pursuant to 22 O.S. Section 18(8) or 18(9)). If the defendant fails to abide by the rules/satisfy the conditions of his/her deferred sentence, the State may file an Application to Revoke and seek jail/prison, additional sanctions, and/or probation modification.
If you have probation violation questions in Coweta, contact Jeff Krigel today. It is important to hire a Tulsa attorney knowledgeable regarding Coweta violation of probation cases.
Some common conditions of probation can be some of the following:
At all times keep the probation officer informed of your address and whereabouts. At least once a month, or more often if so desired by the probation officer, make a truthful written report to the Probation Officer. Reports will fully account for your activities, conduct and fulfillment of responsibilities (responsibility for contact between probationer and probation officer rests with the probationer not the probation officer).
Promptly and truthfully answer all inquiries from the probation officer and allow him to visit you in your home, place of employment or elsewhere and carry out all instructions me may give you.
Not leave the county of residence, or the State of Oklahoma, without first having received written permission from the probation officer.
Not violate any laws, statutes or ordinances of any jurisdiction in which you may be, which includes Federal, State and Municipal.
Not use or possess any alcoholic beverage, including 3.2 beer, or loiter around establishments where they are sold or consumed.
Not use, possess, sell or deliver any controlled dangerous substance, including marijuana or glue-sniffing.
Not habitually associate with convicted felons or with lewd persons.
Not carry a concealable weapon of any type.
Attend DUI school, if applicable, and show proof of successful completion thereof to the OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY.
Perform community service under the direction of an entity; said community service to be completed on or before a specified date and bring proof of completion of service to OFFICE OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY.
Be gainfully employed or engaged in a legitimate remunerative occupation, or be successfully pursuing a full-time course of study or training at an accredited educational institution, which course may be academic, skilled or professional.
An acceleration of a suspended sentence or revocation of probation can have lasting impacts on your life. When significant consequences are on the line, it is advisable to seek the advice of a qualified lawyer who handles Tulsa criminal defense cases with some frequency. For a free, honest assessment of your probation violation case, contact Tulsa Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeff Krigel today.