Georgia judges will tell you that probation is a privilege and that you do not have a right to probation. While that is true legally, the import of that statement is that once you are on probation you are still at risk of going to jail or prison. If it is alleged that you have violated one or more conditions of your probation many judges will look at sending you to jail. To further complicate matters the burden of proof in a probation revocation hearing is “preponderance of the evidence.” That means that in a probation revocation hearing the state only has to prove by 51% that you did what they allege you did, or did not do.
If you have been charged with violating your probation and are facing a probation revocation, contact the experienced criminal defense team at Patterson Moore Butler to develop a focused defense strategy. Their team of former prosecutors have litigated both sides of a variety of probation revocation cases and have handled many probation revocation hearings in Forsyth County and other surrounding counties. You can count on Patterson Moore Butler to develop the best focused defense strategy for your case.