Getting charged with violation of probation in Connecticut substantially ups the stakes in your liberty.
Those charged with crimes have the right to a trial by jury and certain constitutional rights. But, you don’t have the same protections when on probation. This is why it is critical to hire an attorney knowledgeable in the law of violation of probation in Connecticut. Also, you need to find a lawyer with a record of tireless advocacy for their clients. That is where Ruane Attorneys comes in.
Our lawyers have decades of experience in handling violation of probation cases in the state courts of Connecticut. By knowing the system, the judges and the prosecutors, as well as having experience with these types of cases, we know a good deal from a bad deal. We can advise you as to your rights and the likelihood of success at a hearing. Also, we can push the state to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that a violation even occurred.
The right time to speak with a Ruane Attorney is immediately upon learning about a violation of probation warrant. We can intercede on your behalf with the probation department to attempt to keep any bond level low, we can assemble the probation records you need to defend yourself, and we can force the state to accurately test any samples that they claim are positive for illegal substances if that is the basis for the violation. If you are violated because you have not made restitution, your finances should be investigated so you can show an inability to pay, and if you are being forced into a program you do not agree with, we can see if there is any flexibility in the terms of your original probation to excuse the lapse.