Probation Violations

Maine areas including Portland, Bangor, Augusta, Lewiston and Auburn


Some people are lucky enough to get probation after being convicted of a crime in Maine; others aren’t so lucky. If you are one of the lucky ones, there are strict rules and conditions that must be followed. For some, they are numerous, or even complex. You may be ordered to:

  • Attend scheduled meetings with your probation officer
  • Attend anger management or alcohol treatment programs
  • Get a job and remain gainfully employed
  • Not leave or move out of Maine without permission from your probation officer
  • Pay some fine or restitution to the court

A probation violation occurs in Maine when you violate the terms or conditions of your probation any time during your probation period.

If you have been charged with a probation violation, you will be scheduled to attend a probation violation hearing and will be considered for further punishment or, in worse cases, imprisonment.

Maine Probation Violation Attorney

If you have been charged with a probation violation or the prosecutor has filed a Motion to Revoke Probation, call the Maine criminal defense attorneys at Patriot Law Group. We regularly handle Motions to Revoke Probation in the following Maine courts:

  • Androscoggin County Superior Court in Auburn
  • Augusta District Court
  • Biddeford District Court
  • Bridgton District Court
  • Unified Criminal Docket in Cumberland County
  • Kennebec County Superior Court in Augusta
  • Lewiston District Court
  • Portland District Court
  • Rumford District Court
  • South Paris District Court
  • Springvale District Court
  • Waterville District Court
  • York County Superior Court in Alfred
  • York District Court

What Happens When You Violate Probation in Maine

When you have been accused of a violation, you will typically be arrested and held for a few days. You have a right to go before a judge and argue about getting bail until you get your hearing, but it’s hard to get bail when you’re accused of violating probation.

Your freedom is important. Whether you are local resident, college student or out-of-state visitor, one of the best ways to protect that freedom is to have an experienced, aggressive, and reputable Maine criminal defense attorney experienced in probation issues when you face a probation revocation hearing. It can mean the difference between returning to jail and remaining a free person.

Our attorneys do not take probation violations lightly. The consequences are severe, but our aggressive defense can lead to minimal consequences. We can negotiate with your probation officer, present evidence of extenuating circumstances, and seek alternatives to prison that include community service, restitution, and alcohol or drug abuse counseling.

For immediate help, call the Maine criminal defense attorneys at Patriot Law Group at 207-541-3800 or contact us to schedule an appointment today.