Probation in South Carolina: Getting It and Keeping It
How to Obtain Probation
If you are arrested in South Carolina, depending upon the severity of the crime, and your prior record, there are options available to help you avoid prison time including probation.
Even if you plead guilty or are found guilty, you may be eligible for obtaining probation, or other diversion programs depending upon the circumstances.
Probation is ordered by the judge as an alternative to incarceration and allows you to remain in the community, thereby avoiding prison time in South Carolina.
If you are placed on probation in South Carolina, you will be assigned a probation officer by the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS). Your probation officr will monitor your progress and ensure that you are compling with your probation requirements.
What Happens if I Violate My Probation in SC?
If your agent believes that you have violated the terms of your probation, your probation officer may:
- modify the terms or conditions of your probation, or
- serve you with a warrant to bring you back before the court to revoke your probationary sentence.
Probation Violation Hearings
If you violate the conditions of your probation, your probation officer may seek a warrant to arrest you for violating your probation. If you are arrested for a probation violation in South Carolina, you will have a hearing held before a General Sessions Court Judge. Your probation officer will typically ask the Court to revoke your probation and impose a period of incarceration, up to your probationary sentence.
If you are arrested for violating your probation, your freedom is at stake, and the Strom Law Firm, LLC can help you protect your rights.
Whether you have failed to follow the advice of your probation agent or been arrested or convicted of another offense while on probation, contact the probation violation attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case. It won’t cost you anything at all, and we may be able to help you keep your freedom.
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