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 Fairfield County, Connecticut to discuss the allegation, the attorney fees involved, defenses, and possible consequences at sentencing.
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Fairfield County Lawyer Referral Service - The Lawyer Referral Service of Fairfield County, Connecticut, helps individuals and businesses find a qualified attorney in Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk or Danbury, CT. Call the service to talk with a trained staff person who will help determine the type of attorney needed. In some cases, a processing fee of $35 is required for the referral. Attorneys that participate in the service must carry malpractice insurance and are pre-screened for their experience and good standing with the Connecticut State Bar.