Criminal Defense - Probation Violations

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A probation violation case can get complicated fast. What starts out as something that doesn't seem serious — perhaps coming late to a probation-related court appearance — can spiral into something much more serious.


If you have violated probation, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. If you need strong defense, call us at 860-444-0100, or email us.

The State has an easy time proving a probation violation. They are not required to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt, just by a preponderance of the evidence. And even if evidence is gathered illegally, they can press charges. In short, a probation violation can be a slam dunk for the prosecution.

How is Probation Violated?

Probation violation occurs when an individual is serving probation and he or she doesn't adhere to the conditions required. At the Law Office of Gregg Wagman, we work with clients who have violated their probation in the following ways:

  • Failure to report to probation officer
  • Failure to pay fines
  • Failure to appear in front of judge or in court
  • Failure to complete probation-related treatment programs
  • Failure to register on Sex Offender Registry (applies to sex crimes only)
  • Violating protective order
  • Getting arrested on another charge
  • Failure to follow specific conditions of probation