Attention all probationers in Michigan! Are you at risk of violating your probation? Are you scared of the consequences that come with a violation? Well, fear no more because I have some valuable information for you that could save your future. This is attorney Scott Weinberg, a former prosecutor with over 35 years of experience representing clients charged with violation of probation in Michigan, and here are some tips to help you protect yourself in court. First and foremost, it’s essential to understand that your probation officer is not your lawyer or representative. They work for the Michigan  Department of Corrections, and their job is to supervise your probation. If you’re facing a probation violation, it’s crucial to at least talk to an experienced attorney before your hearing. An attorney can help you understand your options, protect your rights, and potentially save you from making costly mistakes. It’s important to note that once you plead guilty to a violation, it’s challenging for an attorney to undo that damage. So, it’s best to get help from a professional as soon as possible. Additionally, even if you do violate your probation, a conscientious probation officer can work with your attorney to create a new program that could benefit you and keep you out of jail. This is why having an experienced attorney by your side is crucial. They can negotiate on your behalf and help you get the best possible outcome. Going to court without an experienced attorney is like letting your child play football without any safety equipment to protect them. It just doesn’t make sense. An experienced attorney knows the judge, knows your probation officers, and has been in that courtroom many times. They can give you the best chance of staying out of jail and guarding you once you are in the system. Remember, violating your probation can have severe consequences that can negatively impact your future. That’s why it’s crucial to seek the help of an experienced attorney before it’s too late.

Scott Weinberg is a former prosecutor and renowned criminal defense attorney in Michigan. He has represented hundreds of clients charged with violation of probation in courts in Michigan for over 35 years. If you need to contact Scott email him at