Probation is a jail alternative to those convicted of a criminal offense. If you abide by the law, report to your probation officer as mandated, and maintain employment, being on probation is relatively easy. When it is offered, our New Jersey criminal lawyers recommend accepting probation as an alternative sentencing agreement.
Here is a general outline of the conditions of adult probation in NJ:
- Obey all federal, state, and local laws
- Report to your probation officer as required
- Be truthful to your probation officer
- Allow your probation officer into your home
- Submit to a random search requested by your probation officer
- Report a change of address to your probation officer
- Submit to drug and alcohol testing at any time
- Cooperate in medical and psychological examinations and counseling recommended by your probation officer
- Support your family and dependents
- Seek and maintain gainful employment
- Do not possess a firearm or dangerous weapon
- Pay your fines on time
- Provide a DNA sample
Probation violations could cause your probation officer to extend the term of your probation, impose extra fines, or even throw you in jail. Your attorney can help you fight charges of probation violations.
If you or you have violated probation, it is critical that you speak with a criminal lawyer who is probation and parole violations in NJ. The lawyers at Aiello Harris have the experience and knowledge to protect your rights and defend you against criminal charges. For a free initial consultation, call us today at (908) 561-5577 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free.