If you are facing a violation of your probation in the greater Memphis area, you need a knowledgeable and confident Memphis Criminal Defense Attorney who will fight to protect your rights and freedoms. 

When you qualify for probation or diversion, the system has given you a second chance. If you break the conditions of your parole or probation program, the consequences could be severe. In either case, the hearings you attend will not afford you the same rights as in a criminal trial. In the eyes of the law, you are a criminal whose guilt has already been established and will be treated as such. 

In Tennessee, the consequences of a probation violation can result in serving jail time. That’s is why it’s essential to have an experienced Memphis probation violation attorney to steer you through the process for to help you stay out of jail. 

Call (901) 552-6228 today to schedule a consultation with Attorney Joseph Pehanick.


Probation is an alternative criminal punishment to jail time. In exchange for the suspended jail sentence, you agree to certain terms and conditions while you are on probation. When you fail to abide by those terms and conditions, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. A probation violation hearing will be conducted to determine whether you violated any terms or conditions of your probation. The prosecution will need to prove a violation occurred by preponderance, or more than a 50% likelihood. A judge will consider the nature and seriousness of the violation, as well as any aggravating or mitigating factors before sentencing you. A judge can extend your probation, impose additional terms and conditions, order a brief time in jail, or require you to serve your entire sentence in jail. 

To effectively defend your constitutional rights and defend against your probation violation, you need an experienced Memphis Criminal Defense Attorney who can minimize violation consequences and seek dismissal when warranted. Our legal team has the experience necessary to help you understand probation terms and conditions and a proven track record in defending probation violations that can result in jail time.  

If you have violated your probation, you need a Memphis Criminal Defense Lawyer who will fight for your fundamental rights. Because probation violations can carry very harsh penalties, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will fight to challenge the alleged violations against you. Our firm has successfully defended many probation violations and broken diversions in Memphis, Tennessee.