If you were convicted of a crime and received probation instead of or in addition to jail time, a Connecticut criminal defense lawyer can explain what’s expected of you. Violating any of the terms of your probation can lead to serious consequences.
After you’ve been convicted of or plead guilty to a crime the next phase of the process is sentencing. Though the prosecution will likely make a sentencing recommendation, it’s the judge who ultimately decides. As your Connecticut criminal defense lawyer can explain, judges may impose probation in lieu of or in addition to jail time. If you’ve been sentenced to probation rather than jail time, this is good news. However, as your Connecticut criminal defense attorney will discuss, probation is still a restriction on your freedom with serious consequences.
As your Connecticut criminal defense lawyer will likely tell you, though better than jail time, your probation terms will dictate your freedom for however long the judge sentenced you. Understand that no two probation terms are exactly alike. The judge will tailor the conditions of your probation to you and the severity or circumstances of your crime. However, there are some common probation conditions that your Connecticut criminal defense attorney can prepare you for. Some of the more standard probation terms might include:
As your Connecticut criminal defense lawyer will caution you, violation of the terms of your probation could lead to arrest and quite probably, jail time. Make sure you follow all terms.
Let a Connecticut criminal defense lawyer review your probation conditions with you carefully. Contact Shalvoy Law, LLC to set up a consultation at 203-426-4409.