Judges in state and federal court impose probation for many reasons. Probation helps avoid overcrowding in jails and prisons and recognizes that locking people up for long periods of time is an ineffective sentencing approach.
When it is alleged that a person violated probation in a misdemeanor or felony case, a VOP arrest warrant can be issued. After a probation hearing, the judge can often impose a harsher sentence or punishment such as incarceration.
If the violation was not substantial or willful, then important defenses might apply.
Contact a criminal defense attorney for violation of probation cases in Jefferson County, Alabama to discuss the allegation, the attorney fees involved, defenses, and possible consequences at sentencing.
Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.
ACDLA serves as the unified voice of the state's criminal defense community, promoting excellence in the practice of criminal law and protecting the rights of the accused.
Lawyer Referral Service of the Birmingham Bar Association - The Birmingham Bar Association sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service that helps individuals and businesses find an attorney throughout Birmingham in Jefferson County and Columbiana in Shelby County, Alabama. More than 150 local attorneys participate in the Lawyer Referral Service. These local attorneys are pre-screened for their good standing with the Alabama Bar, experience in a particular practice area of the law and other eligibility factors.