Probation can be defined as a court ordered class of conditions that offenders must follow in order to avoid jail time or to be further monitored after getting released from jail to ensure a smooth transition back into society. It also is meant to help you stay out of trouble further. No one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. We all have faults. These are things you need to realize and understand when you are on probation and you violated your conditions. You being on probation means that you previously committed a crime. You may have been a first-time offender or your crime was only a misdemeanor. Some people are granted felony probation and those come with more strict conditions to follow than regular probation. Felony probation is not an option if your charge or charges were Class A felonies.
Probation is not something that is automatically given to offenders in the state of Connecticut. The judge that presides over your case is the one person that has the power to put you on probation or put you behind bars. If the judge grants you probation, there will be conditions set by the judge. You will be assigned a probation officer. You will be required to meet with your probation officer on a regular basis. If drugs and alcohol were involved in the crimes you committed, you will have to go to substance abuse classes and counseling. Random drug tests will be required. You must search for a job and keep it once you get hired. If you caused damage to a person or piece of property, you will be required to pay restitution to the victim of the damage. You will be expected to stay out of further trouble. You will have absolutely no contact with law enforcement unless it is an emergency.
If you fail to obey all of these conditions set by the judge that presided over your case and your assigned probation officer, they can and will violate you. When this happens, your probation will get revoked and you will end up going to jail. When your probation officer starts the process of revoking your probation, he or she will report it to the local law enforcement. Police officers will then search for you, find you, take you into custody and then your probation violation hearing will take place. Your probation officer will provide you with a written notice of the alleged probation violation, the evidence they have against you and you will be given an opportunity to present your own evidence and confront the witnesses that are testifying against you. This process may sound a lot like your original trial when you first committed your crime. There is one key difference though. The prosecutor must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Your probation violation hearing is based on the evidence brought against you. This means that the prosecutor has to prove that you violated the conditions of your probation, whether it be one or more conditions.
During a hearing for revoking probation, there are two phases that will happen. The first phase is having the court decide whether or not you actually violated the conditions of your probation. Once the evidence has been presented and verified, the judge presiding over your case decides what is going to happen to you, the offender. This is the second phase. If you are found guilty of violating the conditions of your probation, you will have the right to obtain an attorney to represent you if you wish. That is your right as a citizen of the state of Connecticut. Your attorney will be able to question witnesses and the accuracy of all the evidence that has been presented against you.
The type of crime you commit along with how you violated your probation is taken into consideration by the judge that is presiding over your case. The judge has the power to revoke your probation, allow your probation to continue on as it was first assigned to you, release you on a bail bond, send you to jail or modify the conditions of your probation by adding more conditions or extending the length of time you will have to be on probation. You could even be fit with an ankle monitor. If the judge that is presiding over your case decides to revoke your probation, the police officers in the courtroom will put you in handcuffs and remand you to the local jail where you will stay in custody. Your sentence could be to stay in jail for the remainder of time you have left on probation or the original sentence that was handed down when you first committed the crime. If the judge has decided that you are not a threat to the community, your crime was not violent and the probation violation was a minor misunderstanding then they may release you on your own recognizance and have your probation continue as is. If, however, your crime was violent or you are a threat to the community, the judge may decide to send you to jail for a long time for the probation violation. Probation is a privilege. It is something that you earn and have to work towards every day to keep.
Bail bonds are sometimes difficult to get for violations of probation. The law in the state of Connecticut takes probation violations very seriously. They are giving you a chance to make better choices and then you violate their trust they put in you. If the judge has given you a bail bond, it will most likely be for a high dollar amount. You may need collateral to cover the bail bond. If you have a bail bond, contact Atomic Bail Bonds now at (860) 982-4661 . We can help get you out of jail and back home to your friends and loved ones. You will be able to work on your case from home and come up with ways to stay out of trouble and not violate your conditions of probation again. Our agents are standing by and ready to help you. Do not waste any more time. Call Atomic Bail Bonds now at (860) 982-4661 . We will get you through this bail bond process as quickly as possible with little to no stress added on to your already full plate. We do not judge any client no matter what crime they are accused or convicted of. Our agents are professional, courteous and empathetic. We will stay by your side through the entire process. We are always available if you have any questions or concerns.