Skilled Defense Against Probation Violation Claims
When you are sentenced to probation, there are terms that you must adhere to. Whether you forgot about a scheduled meeting with your probation officer or left the state without permission, violating your probation can lead to serious and immediate consequences, including prison.
When you are accused of violating your probation, it is important to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney who understands New Jersey law and how to protect your best interests. Lawyer Michael H. Schreiber has nearly 40 years of legal experience, including experience as a former assistant prosecutor. He understands the obstacles you are facing and will aggressively protect your rights and freedom.
Give us a call today to discuss your specific situation. Our firm serves clients in Atlantic City and across all of South Jersey.
What Do They Have To Prove Against You?
In a typical criminal case, prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime he or she is accused of. In probation violations, however, the burden of proof is not nearly as difficult to meet.
If you are accused of violating your probation, prosecutors must only meet the preponderance of evidence standard to obtain a conviction. In other words, they must prove that it is more likely than not that you violated the terms of your probation.
Although this makes prosecutors’ jobs easier, it does not mean that a successful defense is impossible. At the Law Offices of Michael H. Schreiber, L.L.C., we are committed to fighting for you during this difficult time. We know that the consequences of a conviction are severe, and we will do everything in our power to protect you.