March 25th, 2014 by Attorney Dan Carman
When under “unsupervised probation,” you may or may not be given a probation officer to whom you must report. However, if you commit a misdemeanor or felony offense (but not tickets for simple violations, such as speeding) during your probation period, your probation can be revoked and you could face part or all of your sentence for your original charge.
In addition, you could face a charge for the new offense you committed that caused your probation to be revoked. The prosecution’s burden of proof for a probation violation is reduced and must only be proven by a “preponderance of the evidence” instead of “beyond a reasonable doubt.”
If you (or a loved one) have been arrested or accused of violating probation in Kentucky or the Lexington area in particular, call my office at (859) 685-1055 and speak to a highly experienced Kentucky Criminal Lawyer….for free.