Probation violation in Kansas is a serious offense that usually has steep consequences including additional sentencing or jail time. Each case is unique and depends on the circumstances of the probation and terms that were violated.
If you’ve been arrested and charged with a probation violation, you need to retain an experienced Kansas probation violation attorney as soon as possible. My law firm, Philip L. Weiser, Attorney At Law, can provide you with the help and strong representation you need.
The Philip L. Weiser, Attorney At Law, is proud to serve clients in Wichita, Kansas, and other neighboring communities, including Sedgwick County, Butler County, Reno County, Harvey County, and Sumner County.
Probation in Kansas
In Kansas, probation is a sentencing option for defendants that are convicted of crimes. Probation may eliminate or reduce the time that an offender must spend in jail. To determine if an individual is eligible for a non-prison sentence in Kansas, the following factors are considered:
- The criminal history score of the defendant
- The level of the current crime charged
Probation is often imposed by a judge and monitored by the court or a probation officer to ensure that the defendant complies with the terms of the probation.
How is Probation Violated?
A probation violation is an offense that is committed when, at any time during the probation period, a defendant ignores, refuses, avoids, or breaks the probation terms and conditions. Some of the ways probation is violated include:
- Failure to report to the probation officer
- Failure to pay fines or restitution
- Failure to appear for a court date
- Traveling outside the area without permission
- Committing another crime or offense
- Arrest for an unrelated crime
- Using, possessing, or selling controlled substances
- Failure to complete community service
- Visiting certain places or people associated with criminal activities