At Michael A. Arbeit, P.C., we know that it can be very difficult to hold true to all the rules of your probation at all times. Even the most well-meaning probationers make mistakes and find themselves with a Violation of Probation (VOP).  Then there are situations where you may be accused of violating your probation when you feel that you did not.  No matter what circumstance you find yourself in, Michael A. Arbeit, P.C. understands the position that you are in and can help make it right.  Hiring Michael A. Arbeit, P.C. is your best bet when the possibility of being charged with a violation of probation is at hand or you have already been charged with violating one or more of the conditions of your probation.  We are very aggressive at representing all of our clients in all aspects of the criminal justice system.  We know it’s tough being involved in the criminal justice system and you are entitled to the best possible lawyer that you can get.


The penalties for violating one or more of the rules of probation can vary greatly and depends on the severity of the violation(s) alleged.  The first thing it depends on is how it was violated.  Was an appointment with a probation officer missed?  Did the probationer get re-arrested for a new offense?  Was a mandatory court appearance missed?  Did the probationer leave the jurisdiction without the permission of the probation department?  Did the probationer fail a drug and/or alcohol test.  Once a Violation Of Probation (VOP) is filed, the matter will be referred back to the sentencing judge who has wide discretion as to what penalties he could impose.  For minor offenses, a judge may give the probationer a stern warning to get back on track and restore that person to probation.  For more serious matters, the judge make revoke the probation altogether and re-sentence the probationer to a term or jail or state prison.

A Violation Of Probation is a VERY serious offense and needs to handled by an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney.  If you find yourself in this unfortunate position, do not hesitate to cal the Law Firm of Michael A. Arbeit, P.C. immediately.