It is not always easy to go straight or strictly adhere to the terms of your probation. One misstep can result in a formal violation of probation (VOP), which must be taken seriously. If your probation is revoked, the court can impose the original jail sentence and penalties — in addition to any new punishment.
The Law Offices of Jodi Zils Gagne, LLC, in Bristol can intervene to challenge the probation violation, bring you into compliance or prevent the “double whammy” of being sentenced for both the VOP and a new crime. You need a lawyer who understands probation law and the criminal justice system in Hartford County and other jurisdictions of Central Connecticut.
Hartford Probation Violation Hearing Attorney
You may find yourself in violation of probation for any number of reasons such as:
- Committing a new crime while on probation
- Failed urine test for alcohol or drugs
- Failure to maintain contact with your probation officer
- Failure to pay fines, court fees or restitution
- Failure to complete court-ordered treatment or classes
- Traveling out of state without permission
Whether you were arrested for a separate offense or notified that you are in violation of the terms of probation, it is important to hold your tongue and contact an attorney immediately. Anything you say to the police or probation officer can be used against you, even if you are innocent or trying to “make things right.”
Knowledgeable Representation For Violation Of Probation (VOP)
Jodi Zils Gagne is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can represent you in your probation revocation hearing and any proceedings stemming from a new arrest. She will explain where you stand and help you take proactive steps before your court date to put you in the most favorable light with the judge.
If the probation violation is minor, we will try to convince the court to give you another chance or extend the deadline to comply. If you are not guilty of the alleged crime or violation, we will fight it and try to get your probation reinstated. If you are in trouble for a new offense, we work to get the sentences combined so that you are not penalized twice.
Call our Bristol probation violation attorney day or night at 860-582-4495, or contact us online, to arrange a free initial consultation.