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Probation Violations

If you are a facing a probation violation, this is a very serious matter because the reality for most people is the court might want to put you in jail. Attorney Tony Swartz often represents people with probation violations in Yakima and Kittitas Counties. Probation is not a trivial issue, so it is really important to hire an attorney to assist you through this process.

When a person is placed on probation for their sentence, you agree to abide by certain conditions set forth by the Court. These probation conditions can include the following:

  • Attend a certain treatment program for drugs or alcohol
  • Comply with testing for drugs or alcohol
  • Make payments for fees or restitution
  • Attend classes for domestic violence, traffic classes, or alcohol classes
  • Report to a probation officer
  • Obey all laws

The judge sets the terms of the probation and a probationer must comply with them. If the probationer does not comply, they can be sentenced to penalties which may include jail.

Probation violations are very serious with potentially devastating consequences. You have the right to have an attorney represent you during a probation violation. I regularly handle many probation violations at a given time. It is important to have an experienced probation violation attorney help handle your probation violation. 

If you receive notice of a probation violation, you are entitled to a hearing. The standard of proof is lower at a probation violation hearing than at a criminal trial, which makes it even more important to have an attorney represent you. 

Law Office of Tony Swartz

Tony Swartz is a lawyer practicing criminal defense in Kittitas County and Yakima County who specializes in Ellensburg DUIs and Yakima DUIs. He also represents clients with other misdemeanor charges. Call today for a free consultation.

Tony moved to Ellensburg in 2005 and has lived here since other than a brief break for law school. He attended CWU and Willamette University College of Law. He is also on the executive board for Ellensburg Music Festival, Ellensburg Downtown Rotary, and Ellensburg Big Band (where he also plays trumpet). He also plays hockey at the Yakima Ice Rink and Kraken Community Iceplex, in addition to attending a lot of Seattle Kraken games.

Contact Info

​PO Box 684
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Office: 422 N Pine, Ellensburg WA 98926

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Fax: 509-295-8378