A warrant was issued and later recalled in the probation violation of former Detroit mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick. He faces allegations of failing to pay restitution and disclosing important financial records as agreed upon in his plea agreement.
Kilpatrick pled guilty to charges of perjury last year. In his plea agreement, he was ordered to serve 5 years of probation including restitution of $1 million during this 5 year period of supervision. A warrant was issued when he failed to make a payment on time. However, according to The Detroit News, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy will be seeking additional violation charges.
Kilpatrick is said to now live in Texas selling software.
The majority of cases in this country end in plea agreements. Probation is often part of this agreement. In Kilpatrick’s case, he had to serve 99 days in jail before being released to probation supervision.
Each probation case is different as the system is designed to provide the necessary resources to both keep the community safe and assist those under probation with living a crime free life. The judge and probation officer can order special terms of probation depending on the specifics of your case.
For instance, if your original charges are for drug possession, you can expect random drug tests and quite possible some drug treatment to show up as mandatory terms of your probation. On the other hand, if your charges involved an assault, anger management classes are likely in your future.
Regardless of what the specific conditions of your probation are, if you are found to be in violation of those rules, you can be taken back to court with the possibility of having your probation revoked and having to serve your original prison sentence.
Probation violation hearings are not the same as criminal trials; you have likely already pled guilty in your plea agreement. In fact, the proceedings are very different. Despite the differences, a defense attorney can assist you in preparing your case and potentially keeping you out of jail.
Whether you are facing probation violations or criminal charges, we can help you with your legal problems. Call our attorneys today to discuss your case and to receive some important criminal defense information.