PROBATION REVIEW HEARINGS IN SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON CARRY A SIGNIFICANT RISK OF THE COURT IMPOSING SANCTIONS, INCLUDING JAIL TIME, ADDITIONAL TREATMENT, FINES, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
PROBATION REVIEW HEARINGS IN SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON
If you have been convicted of a crime in Snohomish County, whether it was in a District Court or Municipal Court, the chances are very high that the court has imposed a probationary period of one or two years. If this is the case, typically the court will impose the maximum amount of jail time (365 days for a gross misdemeanor or 90 days for a simple misdemeanor) and the maximum fine allowed under the statute, but the court will suspend all or most of the jail time and fines subject to certain conditions, called “terms of probation.” Generally, these probation requirements consist of a combination of the following, non-exclusive, list:
No new criminal law violations
No driving unless licensed and insured
Payment of fines
Get an evaluation (alcohol/drug or domestic violence) and follow through with treatment
No refusal of BAC
No driving within 24 hours of consuming alcohol
Make all probation appointments and court dates
If the court has imposed some of these requirements, and the court believes you have failed to meet them (by getting a new criminal charge or not complying with treatment), the court will likely schedule a “failure to comply” hearing to investigate the alleged noncompliance. You must attend this hearing, and if you do not, the court will almost certainly issue a warrant for your arrest.
If the court determines you have failed to comply with probation, the judge or commissioner will likely take action against you, most often involved the imposition of jail time, treatment, or sometimes even extending the probationary hearing. An attorney who is familiar with the court and probation procedures can oftentimes prevent any jail time or other harsh possible outcomes from a failure to comply with probation hearing.
At Ashbach Law Offices, LLC, we aggressively and effectively represent people who have allegedly failed to comply with probation. We provide this service throughout Snohomish County, Washington. If a court has scheduled a failure to comply hearing for you, contact Ashbach Law Offices, LLC today at (360) 659-4950 for a free consultation.
We defend our clients in the following cities in Snohomish and Skagit Counties: Anacortes, Arlington, Arlington, Brier, Burlington, Concrete, Darrington, Edmonds, Everett, Gold Bar, Granite Falls, Index, La Conner, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mount Vernon, Mukilteo, Sedro Woolley, Snohomish, Stanwood, Sultan, Woodway.
These cities include the following courts in Washington: Anacortes Municipal Court, Burlington Municipal Court, Cascade District Court, Edmonds Municipal Court, Everett District Court, Everett Municipal Court, Evergreen District Court, Lynnwood Municipal Court, Marysville Municipal Court, Mount Vernon Municipal Court, Sedro Woolley Municipal Court, Skagit County District Court, Skagit County Superior Court, Snohomish County District Court, Snohomish County Superior Court , South District Court.