After someone is arrested and convicted of a crime, they may receive a
probation term to serve after their prison sentence or in lieu of jail
time. This is a period of time, typically lasting a few years depending
on the issuing state, during which the individual must follow certain
violations of probation can include leaving the county or state without permission, committing
another crime, possessing, selling, or using drugs, or not reporting to
the probation officer.
When a person violates their probation, the probation officer has discretion
regarding the punishment and can issue a number of different penalties.
There is no standard system for determining these penalties. However,
the more serious the violation, the more serious the penalties are likely to be.
For instance, if a person on probation fails to report to their probation
officer when they are supposed to, the probation officer may deem it necessary
to simply give a warning. However, if the probation violation involves
the individual being arrested again for a serious crime, they may face
more serious penalties such as reinstatement of jail time, driver’s
license revocation, fines, and more.
In some circumstances, the person on probation may be required to participate
in mandatory drug testing on a random basis. If they fail, they may face
the same consequences. The terms of the probation will be revoked and
the individual may face even harsher penalties than before.
If you have received
probation, make sure you abide by the terms and conditions of the order. This means
serving your community service hours, avoiding arrest, receiving permission
to travel, and completing any and all court ordered programs for the time
period issued. If your probation is revoked and you are facing consequences,
working with an attorney can potentially help you avoid further consequences.
During this time, you need skilled legal counsel to represent you in your
probation hearing. It is important to understand what rights you may have
and what actions you can take to defend your rights.
At Tomeo Sills, LLC, our
Connecticut probation attorneys have more than 45 years of experience, making us highly qualified to represent
you in probation violation cases. Our team has been featured by numerous
media outlets due to our skills and ability. We know how probation violation
cases are handled and we want to help you get through this situation in
the most desirable manner. We are not here to judge anyone. Instead, we
want to make sure you understand your rights at all times.
Call us today if you need defense against serious criminal charges.