What to Do When Accused of Probation Violation

Posted By Tomeo Sills, LLC || 3-Oct-2017

If you’ve been accused of violating your probation, don’t go in alone. Probation violations are quite easy for the state to prove, even in cases of misunderstanding or miscommunication. In order to ensure that you are not inappropriately punished or placed at a great disadvantage in court, it is imperative that you have professional legal counsel every step of the way.

When you violate your probation, you will receive a request to appear in court or a warning from your probation officer. You will then attend a probation hearing, at which time you will receive sentencing, which can include probation extension, new restrictions, jail time, or revocation of your probation. Individuals who have not previously violated their probation are far more likely (but not guaranteed) to receive a warning.

The consequences of violating your probation will depend on the severity of the offense and whether or not you’ve previously violated your probation. If this is your first time violating your probation and your violation is not severe, you could receive as little as a warning from your probation officer. Even if your violation is as seemingly small as showing up late to a court hearing or an appointment with your probation officer, it can snowball into something far more serious. However, if your violation is more significant, it could result in fines, jail time, revocation of your probation, or even new charges.

Violating your probation is serious, no matter how you slice it. It is in your best interest to have an experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner, ensuring that you are being treated fairly and that your case is clearly and properly made before the authorities at hand. In order to guard against disproportionate consequences, misunderstandings, additional criminal punishment or worse, call a Connecticut criminal defense attorney at (844) 913-7747 as soon as you are accused of violating your probation.

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