Connecticut Probation Violation Attorney
The bad news is you do not have to do much to be charged with a violation of probation (VOP). Even conviction for a motor vehicle violation or failure to report to your probation officer or failure to satisfy some other condition of your probation can result in a violation of your probation and send you to jail. Making matters worse, you are not entitled to a jury trial on a VOP charge and the prosecutor does not have to prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If you are charged with a violation of probation your freedom is at risk!
The Law Office of Jerome Paun understands the gravity of your situation. We will work vigorously to defend your rights and freedom.
Call us toll-free at 866.787.0119 or send us an e-mail for a free initial consultation.
Defending Against a Violation of Probation Charge
But there is good news too. You are entitled to a hearing where the prosecution must prove that you violated your probation by a preponderance of the evidence, a standard of proof much lower than beyond a reasonable doubt. Attorney Paun will work hard to avoid a finding that you violated your probation. However, even if you admit to a probation violation or are found in violation of your probation after a hearing that does not necessarily mean you must go to jail to finish serving the unsuspended portion of your original sentence.
Defending Your Freedom
You are entitled to a further hearing where a judge will hear and consider evidence and argument on your behalf that might result in you not going to jail at all. Frequently, it is at this second phase of the hearing process that effective advocacy on your behalf can make a big difference in what happens to you. After hearing all your evidence and argument, a judge could decide to restore or extend your probation with or without additional conditions or could order your imprisonment but for less than the remaining un-served portion of your original sentence. Attorney Paun will work hard to minimize what may happen to you and maximize your chances of not going to jail even if you admit or are found to have violated your probation.
Attorney Paun understands your liberty is important to you and at risk. He will vigorously defend you against efforts to violate your probation and send you to jail.
The Law Office of Jerome Paun will help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. Your freedom and your future are important to us.
Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney
For a consultation with The Law Office of Jerome Paun call us toll-free at 866.787.0119 or send us an e-mail .
We offer a free initial consultation in criminal defense matters. Due to the complexity of employment law cases, an initial consultation fee is charged for an in-depth exploration of your case.