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.