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 Fulton County, Georgia to discuss the allegation, the attorney fees involved, defenses, and possible consequences at sentencing.
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Lawyer Referral and Information Service of the Atlanta Bar Association - Since 1960, the Atlanta Bar Association has sponsored a Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS). For more than 50 years, the LRIS has helped the public find a qualified attorney throughout Fulton County and the greater metropolitan Atlanta area. The referral requires a $35 consultation fee that entitles the individual to a 30 minute consultation with the attorney at no additional charge. The Atlanta Bar Association LRIS is recognized by the American Bar Association for meeting its high standards.