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What Happens if I Get a New Charge While on Probation? 

When you are on probation, you have many conditions you must follow in order to successfully complete your probation grant. If you don’t meet these conditions, your probation grant can be revoked. You might be wondering, “What happens if I get a new charge while on probation?” Learn more about new charges and how they can impact your life.

Probation Violation in Michigan: New Charges

If you are charged with a crime while on probation, that is considered an automatic violation of your probation grant. You will likely be arrested for the new charges and for probation violation. Pending the adjudication of your new charges, your probation violation proceedings will likely be on hold.

The probation violation court will want to make sure that you are convicted on the new offense before proceeding with violation hearings. If you are convicted of a new offense, your probation grant could be revoked.

You could go to jail on the new charges and on the original offense for which you were placed on probation in the first place. That means you could serve two sentences. Sometimes, sentences could be stacked (consecutive), which means they’re served one after the other. Other times, the probation offense could be punished at the same time as the new offense (concurrent).

Either way, if you get new charges, you could be in some serious trouble. It’s best to get a lawyer’s help if this is something you are dealing with.

Reach Out to a Metro Detroit Probation Violation Attorney

Schwartz Criminal Defense Firm is proud to serve Metro Detroit including Ferndale, West Bloomfield, St. Clair Shores, Novi, Huntington Woods, Franklin, Madison Heights, and more.

Now that you know what happens if you get a new charge while on probation, what are you going to do? Try connecting with a Metro Detroit probation violation lawyer by calling 248-930-5019 or by completing the internet contact form below.