Wilmington Probation Violation Lawyer
New Castle County VOP Lawyer
If you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation, you do have rights. Before revoking your probation, a hearing must be held.
This hearing is similar to a trial in that it involves witness testimony, submission of evidence and cross-examination. A judge will then determine whether your act violated a condition of probation which requires your probation to be revoked. A violation of probation can result in the imposition of all suspended jail time imposed at the time of the original sentence.
As an experienced Wilmington probation violation lawyer, I — Michael W. Modica, Attorney at Law — have spent more than 30 years helping people keep their probation intact and avoid jail sentences. I am familiar with how judges assess violation allegations, and I know what it takes to defend against those allegations. Working with my client, I will investigate the violation, gather evidence and find witnesses to testify on my client’s behalf.
Keep Your Probation Sentence And Avoid Jail Time
If you have committed acts your probation officer believes violated the terms of your probation, you are in danger of having your probation revoked and a jail sentence imposed.
In order to successfully complete probation, you must comply with a set of conditions imposed upon you by a judge. If you fail to comply with the conditions of your probation your probation officer may file a violation of probation warrant to revoke the probation and impose jail time in its place.
Probation violations come in two forms. The first are technical violations including failure to maintain employment, failure to attend school, or missing curfew. The second type of probation violations occur when you are accused of committing a new criminal offense — such as a traffic violation — fail a drug test or fail to report to your probation officer.
No matter what condition you have been accused of violating, you are in danger of having your probation sentence revoked and jail time imposed. Because prosecutors typically pursue harsh penalties for probation violations, it is important to hire a lawyer who knows how to minimize potential penalties and help you avoid jail time.
As an experienced Wilmington probation violation lawyer, I — Michael Modica — fight to help my clients keep their probation sentences and avoid jail. If you’ve been accused of violating the terms of your parole or probation, contact me today. Initial consultations are free.