Probation Violation

Probation Violation in Columbia, South Carolina

Contacting an attorney immediately is a crucial part of effective criminal defense. Experienced attorneys are a vital part of any successful criminal defense.

Since 1996, the experienced lawyers of the Strom Law Firm have handcuffs on a tabledefended the rights of people through the criminal justice system. Our attorneys have experience defending various types of criminal charges and will begin to utilize our professional resources as soon as we begin working on your case.

There are various jails and detention centers in South Carolina, many of which are frequented by the attorneys of our law firm.

Columbia is just one of many service areas, including all of South Carolina, that the Strom Law Firm serves. Our attorneys frequently visit Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, the Lexington County Detention Center, and various other detention centers across the state.

Arrest warrants are served by various law enforcement agencies in South Carolina.

Any law enforcement agency may make an arrest and file criminal charges. In South Carolina, there are many law enforcement agencies that you may encounter, including SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division), South Carolina Highway Patrol, county agencies, and various city/town agencies. Once any of these agencies makes an arrest, the alleged offender will be taken to one of any number of detention centers or police stations, depending on which agency is making the arrest. Our attorneys have extensive experience throughout South Carolina and Georgia, and have traveled to many of these detention centers.

Contacting a professional attorney is an important step to take immediately after arrest. Involving attorneys such as those at the Strom Law Firm as early as possible is crucial for the defense of a criminal case.

Probation in South Carolina

If you are arrested in South Carolina, depending upon the severity of the crime, and your prior record, there are options available to help you avoid prison time, including probation. Even if you plead guilty or are found guilty, you may be eligible for a probationary sentence.

Probation is ordered by the judge as an alternative to incarceration and allows you to remain in the community, thereby avoiding prison time.  If you are placed on probation in South Carolina, you will be assigned a probation officer by the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS).  Your probation officer will monitor your progress and ensure that you are complying with your probation requirements.  If you are facing a probation violation, a South Carolina criminal defense attorney at the Strom Law Firm, LLC can help. Probation violations can stem from something as simple as a misunderstanding, but can lead to a harsh prison sentence. Do not wait until you are behind bars to contact a South Carolina criminal defense attorney to see what your best course of action is.

What Happens if I Violate My Probation in SC?

If your agent believes that you have violated the terms of your probation, your probation officer may:

  • modify the terms or conditions of your probation, or
  • serve you with a warrant to bring you back before the court to revoke your probationary sentence.

If you are found to be in violation of your probation you may be subject to:

  • Probation Revocation (you’ll have to go prison for your originally suspended sentence)
  • Probation termination
  • Imprisonment up to the statutory maximum sentence for your original offense
  • Extension of probation time
  • Addition of special conditions for your probation
  • Counseling
  • Additional community service or fines

Probation Violation Hearings in South Carolina

If you violate the conditions of your probation, your probation officer may seek a warrant to arrest you for violating your probation. If you are arrested for a probation violation in South Carolina, you will have a hearing held before a General Sessions Court Judge. Your probation officer may ask the Court to revoke your probation and impose a period of incarceration, up to your probationary sentence.  If you are arrested for violating your probation, your freedom is at stake, and the Strom Law Firm, LLC can help you protect your rights.

Columbia, South Carolina

Richland County, one of the largest counties in South Carolina, is home to county seat and state capital Columbia. Richland County is home to various important landmarks including the Fort Jackson Army Base and the state flagship University of South Carolina

columbia-gervais-bridgeColumbia is home to Fort Jackson, a U.S. Army Base and the largest U.S. Army installation for Basic Combat Training in the United States. Fort Jackson trains 50% of all soldiers, including 60% of all women entering the Army each year. Fort Jackson, primarily utilized as a training facility, sees over 35,000 potential soldiers each year and is home to over 12,000 military families, contributing largely to Columbia’s economy.

The University of South Carolina Gamecocks have their home in Columbia, and the UofSC is the state’s flagship university. The UofSC educates over 32,000 students per year on its Columbia campus. The university and city of Columbia are partners, as the university produces important economic growth and Columbia is ranked as the #3 college town in the United States.

Various natural landmarks run through Columbia. Multiple rivers, including the Broad River, Saluda River, and Wateree River each run through Columbia, which is also home to Congaree National Park. Boating, fishing, hiking, and swimming are all popular attractions at these natural locations and provide many fun activities for residents and visitors.

Columbia offers several popular bar districts, including Five Points and The Vista. Five Points is located on Harden Street, and is perhaps the most popular downtown area. Students have frequented Five Points for decades, not just for its bar scene but also for classic eateries and boutique shopping. The Vista, also known as the Congaree Vista, is popular with young urban professionals and more established residents.

DUI arrests in Richland County may be made by South Carolina Highway Patrol or any other law enforcement agency. After arrest, charges may be heard by any of a variety of courts, including Central Magistrate, or City. After arrest, alleged offenders may be taken to a police station or to the Alvin S. Glenn detention center. A bond hearing will take place after a short period of time. It is essential that you contact an attorney as soon as possible after being arrested; this way, our experienced litigators can be involved in your case from the outset and guide you through the legal process from bond hearing through trial.

Our attorneys frequently have significant experience in The City of Columbia City Court, located at 811 Washington St., Columbia, SC 29201, and Central Court, located at 1701 Main St., Columbia, SC 29201. Our attorneys also frequently visit the Alvin S. Glenn detention center, located at 201 John Mark Dial Dr., Columbia, SC 29209.

Interstates and Freeways comprise many of the roads into and out from Columbia. I-20, I-26, and I-77 each run through Richland County, and two other major interstates (I-85 and I-95) run nearby through other counties in South Carolina. These roads traverse South Carolina and all of its major cities.

Contact the Strom Law Firm immediately after you are arrested.

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