Can I Appeal My Probation Conditions In Kentucky?

Posted March 28th, 2012, by Dan Carman

Probation is discretionary with the trial court, and is often ordered by the court as a result of a guilty plea. When someone pleads guilty, he or she usually (but not always) gives up his or her right to appeal the case. Typically, one is not able to “appeal” the conditions of one’s probation. If you seek to have your probation modified, you should speak to an attorney. If you (or a loved one) have been arrested in Kentucky or in the Lexington area in particular, call my office at (859) 685-1055 for a free consultation. Our lawyers specialize in … Continue reading “Can I Appeal My Probation Conditions In Kentucky?”

What Does “Unsupervised Probation” Mean In Kentucky?

Posted March 7th, 2012, by 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 … Continue reading “What Does “Unsupervised Probation” Mean In Kentucky?”

What Does “Unsupervised Probation” Mean In Kentucky?

Posted January 12th, 2012, by 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 … Continue reading “What Does “Unsupervised Probation” Mean In Kentucky?”

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