In cases where an individual faces criminal charges, a criminal defense attorney will always do his or her best to obtain a dismissal of charges. In cases where charges are not dismissed, a defense attorney may attempt to get charges reduced or argue for some type of alternative sentencing program.
Often, an individual who is convicted of a crime will be forced to abide by the terms of some type of probation. Depending on an individual's age, offense and criminal record; the length and terms of probation may vary significantly. However, during any probation period, it's important that an individual adhere to the related restrictions and terms.