Schwulst & Roseberry, P.C.
Illinois  Probation Violation Lawyers

Setbacks or New Charges While Serving Probation

Violating the terms of probation can result in double trouble — you might have to

serve the original stayed sentence plus any punishment resulting from a new

offense. The experienced attorneys of Schwulst & Roseberry, P.C., can defend

you on both fronts to minimize the fallout.

A probation violation triggers a petition to revoke (PTR), which means going back

to court and answering to the sentencing judge. We aim to delay or dismiss the

PTR while we deal with the underlying offense or violation. If we can clear the

new charge, the probation violation also goes away.

Our attorneys practice in criminal courts of McLean County and surrounding

counties in central Illinois. Contact us today if you are accused of a probation


Illinois Probation Offense Attorneys

Probation officers often patrol bars on Friday and Saturday nights, comparing

faces in the crowd with mug shots loaded on their iPhones. Probationers are also

subject to random tests for drugs or alcohol. All it takes is one violation to trigger

a petition to revoke probation:

• New criminal charges (DUI, drugs, theft, assault, weapons, etc.)

• Violating terms of probation (failed urine test, out past curfew, hanging                                            

out in bars, etc.)

• Failure to maintain contact with the probation officer

• Failure to attend classes or complete treatment

• Failure to pay court-ordered restitution

Our renowned criminal law attorneys are typically retained to handle the new

criminal offense. With more than 53 years of combined experience, they have

defended every type of case, from misdemeanors to major felonies. It is possible

to convince the prosecution to drop the PTR or at least postpone the revocation

hearing until the main charge is disposed of. If we avoid a conviction, the

probation violation may be dismissed. If there is a new conviction, probation will

likely be revoked.

If the probation violation is not a criminal offense, we work to get our clients back

into compliance and hopefully back in the good graces of the court and the

probation office. Jail time can often be stayed.

Bloomington Probation Violation Attorneys

Our lawyers offer the first half-hour of the initial consultation for free to

determine if we can help. Call our Bloomington law office Toll Free at 855-217-

6003 or e-mail us today and we will respond promptly.

Schwulst & Roseberry, P.C. |  407 West Front Street, Suite 2 | Bloomington, IL |61701 | Toll Free: 855-217-6003  
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Serving the Following Areas

Schwulst & Roseberry, P.C., provides comprehensive litigation and trial rep- resentation throughout the Bloomington Normal area of central Illinois, including McLean County, DeWitt County, Logan County, Tazewell County, Woodford County as well as the communities of Clinton, Lincoln, Eureka, Pontiac, Pekin and Farmer City.