What happens if I violate my probation?

Q: What happens if I violate my probation?

A: If you violate your probation, the judge that placed you on that probation will then issue a warrant for your arrest. Depending upon the basis for the violation of probation, you may or may not be entitled to have a bond when you’re picked up on that warrant. It’s important to speak with an attorney, prior to the warrant being issued, in order to be adequately prepared at that violation of probation hearing. Typically, if you do not have a private attorney, it takes between two and three weeks before you’ll actually have a court date with your original sentencing judge.