Violation of Probation lawyer, Mark Copoulos has experience lifting detainers for technical and direct violations of probation including new criminal charges, positive drug tests, failure to report and related violations.
Violations of probation in Philadelphia come in two forms. There are direct and technical violations. A direct violation means the defendant has picked up a new case while on probation. A technical violation means the defendant has failed to comply with his probation but has no new cases. The most common technical violations are positive drug tests, failure to report, or failure to get drug treatment or job training.