Southport NC Probation Violation Attorney - Criminal Defense Lawyer
Probation is the period of supervision over an offender imposed by a judge instead of serving time in prison. During the probation, the offender needs to comply with the terms and conditions set forth by the court. In many cases, this probationary period is overseen by a probation officer.
Common terms of probation are to abide to a curfew, to remain employed, to live at a directed place, not to leave the jurisdiction, and to refrain from possession of firearms. In domestic cases, the offender is usually ordered to refrain from contact with the victim(s). Additionally, offenders can be ordered to submit to repeated alcohol/drug testing or to participate in alcohol/drug or psychological treatment, or to perform community service work.
If the offender does not comply with the terms of his probation, his probation may be terminated and the offender has to serve the previously suspended time in prison instead. If brought before the court on a probation violation, offenders are entitled to representation by an attorney who may be able to introduce information or evidence to the court and bargain with the probation officer to help effectuate the offender’s wishes.
Collins Law Firm is experienced in representing people charged with probation violations and can be reached at 910-793-9000 to talk with you about your particular situation.
Southport, North Carolina is an incorporated municipality located in southeastern Brunswick County. The population of Southport, NC was approximately 2,350 in the year 2000. It is a charming small town with a rich history. Southport does have its own police force but other agencies such as the Brunswick County Sheriff's Department and North Carolina State Highway Patrol have jurisdiction Southport, NC. If you receive a traffic citation or if you are charged with a crime in Southport, NC your court date will be in Bolivia, North Carolina in the Brunswick County courthouse. The Brunswick County courthouse is about 20 minutes from the New Hanover County courthouse in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Collins Law Firm is located in Wilmington, North Carolina, and does not have an office in Southport, NC. However, we regularly represent people charged with traffic citations or with crimes in Southport, NC at their court appearances in Bolivia, NC the county seat of Brunswick County, NC. The Brunswick County Courthouse is located at 310 Government Center Drive, NE, Bolivia, NC 28422.