Lohan charged with violation of probation

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Last month, troubled actress Lindsay Lohan was charged with a probation violation in a California court when she was accused of stealing a necklace.  The judge ordered her to serve 120 days for the probation violation.  If Lohan was on  Decatur or DeKalb County probation, and was arrested and charged with a new crime (in Lindsay's case, a felony shoplifting offense), her probation officer would file a violation and Ms. Lohan would have been unlikely to bond out on the felony charge as she would be on a probation hold.  In Decatur, probation means a jail sentence that the court is giving you the privilege of serving on probation.  If you violate that probation in any way, but particularly by committing a new offense, you will face a probation revocation hearing and will likely have to sit in jail on the new offense until the new offense is resolved and then you have to face the probation violation (probation revocation) hearing. 

Judges are notoriously tough on probation violation offenders.  They can revoke your probation in its entirety and cause you to lose your first offender status.  If you or a friend or family member is facing a DeKalb County probation violation, contact Decatur DUI attorney Richard Lawson today for a free case evaluation.  Mr. Lawson and his associates have successfully represented clients in hundreds of probation violation hearings and with related issues.  Don't hesitate to give him a call and see if you can get help with your Decatur or DeKalb County violation of probation. 

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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