Connecticut Probation Violation Attorneys

East Hartford Probation Violation Hearing Lawyers

If you believe you have violated your probation, it is important for you to get advice from an experienced attorney as soon as possible. While you have to report your violation to your probation officer promptly, there is a right way and a wrong way to handle the situation.

Anything you tell your probation officer can and will be used against you in a court of law. At Berman & Russo, we can help you report your violation the right way and protect you from the potential pitfalls in reporting your violation yourself. Contact a Connecticut probation violation lawyer at our South Windsor office for help with reporting your probation violation and for aggressive defense from criminal charges.

What Is a Probation Violation?

If you were sentenced to prison but had that sentence "suspended" by the Court or if you were incarcerated but were released before serving your entire sentence, you were placed on probation and only allowed to remain out of jail if you complied with all of the conditions set by the Court or by the Department of Corrections. If you violate the terms of probation, you could be charged with an offense known as violation of probation (VOP). If you are found guilty of violation of probation, you may be required to serve all or part of the remainder of your sentence. While a violation will depend on the specific terms of your probation, violations could include:

If your violation is a crime, then you may also be charged with additional jail time for the new crime.

The Importance of Having Skilled Legal Counsel in VOP Cases

There are several reasons why it is essential to have an attorney by your side in a VOP case, including:

  • There is a lower standard of proof for the prosecution in these cases, which means that you could be found innocent of the underlying crime but guilty of violating your probation.
  • Under the law, a VOP case must be resolved or a hearing scheduled within 120 days, adding urgency and pressure to your case.
  • There is no right to a jury trial in a probation violation case. Instead, your probation revocation hearing will be held before a judge.

Our East Hartford probation violation hearing attorneys will defend your interests in pretrial negotiations and before a judge. We are dedicated to aggressively defending you from your criminal charges and your probation violation charges.

Free Consultation With a VOP Attorney

If you have violated your probation and need legal advice and representation, contact the Connecticut criminal law attorneys