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 Essex County, Massachusetts to discuss the allegation, the attorney fees involved, defenses, and possible consequences at sentencing.
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Lawyer Referral Service in Essex County, MA - The Essex County Bar Association (ECBA) sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) from its offices in Salem, MA. The attorney referral service is opened from Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To receive a referral to a local attorney screened for his or her experience in the needed area of the law, you can call the service. After you receive the referral, you can call the attorney to schedule a 30 minute phone or office consultation to discuss the case and the attorney fees needed for additional services.