PRLog - Feb. 18, 2013 - The case of People v. P.P. was especially difficult. The client was on probation for assault and had been arrested in another assault case. The client believed that the charges were absolutely baseless. The problem was that a probation violation simply for the arrest could have cost the client serious jail time. After a full investigation by The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC all of the assault charges in the new case have been dropped and there was not probation violation filed in court.
"The client is obviously very happy." Mr. Discioarro said. he went on to say that any time you have a client that is on probation, you must be very careful as to how you handle the case in case the probation officer decides to file a violation in court that could result in jail time for the client. In New York City, probation can be for either three or five years. One of the fastest ways to violate probation is to be arrested while you are on probation and it is especially bad if you are arrested for the same crime that you are on probation for.
The best advice that he can give is that if you believe that you may be violating your terms of probation, contact an attorney who handles these cases routinely and get them working on it right away. The sooner the attorney can address the issue, the better result you will have. This is not a legal problem you want to hide from. Probation will issue a warrant and will ask that you be placed in jail with no bail. The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC can be reached by calling 917-519-8417 or by viewing: