When you are charged with a crime you worry about tons of things. And one of them is usually “Will I go to Jail if I am Convicted?”
There a million answers to this question but here are some examples of when you will be either more likely or less likely to end up in jail.
If you had been to prison before this means you have been convicted of a felony which will make you ineligible for a probation from a jury. Now you can still get it from either a judge or the DA (district attorney).
If the offense result in either death or SBI (serious bodily injury), criminal history or any previous probation violations or a factor, so judge is looking in your criminal history and if you had been a probation before and if you were successfully on that probation. Now, a good lawyer can point out that the circumstances of change where this may at happen long time ago and you could be a completely different person.
So don’t rule it out, just because you feloned of this list.
Another one is “choice”. Some people don’t want probation because they don’t believe they be successful. And, so, that’s easy. They can go to jail. You don’t have to watch this video.
Some situations where you’d be less likely to end up in jail would be when you have a good lawyer, like myself, because I will fight for you!
- First offense. You’re less likely to end up in jail for the first time offense.
- Misdemeanor cases. Would be eligible for probation. Some cases with repeat offenses would require some days in jail as condition of probation.
Judges want to you be successful and some factors they are look at, if you have a job (don’t matter what job, just a steady job), they also look to see if you have a good support system. Peoples can help you to be successful on probation.
Also, a lot of people have bond conditions and if you are able to follow these conditions without violating, judge is look at that and think that it’s a good indication of how you perform on probation, which will be well if you did not have any violations.
So just if you fall in one category or the other doesn’t mean that’s the end of it.
Really, a good probation violation lawyer, like me, can argue and get you the best outcome possible.