Violation of Probation Lawyers in Sussex County, NJ
Violations of probation in New Jersey can have serious consequences, including the possibility of jail time. If you are on probation, that means you have already pleaded guilty to a crime in either Superior Court or Municipal court and that the court sentenced you to a term of probation. Generally, probation will require monitoring by a probation officer to include in-person or telephonic reporting, random drug tests and no other criminal charges during the term of probation. If for any reason you fail to comply with the terms and conditions of probation, you may be violated by your probation officer. Then, you will be required to appear in court, often before the same judge that issued the sentence of probation, to defend yourself against the alleged violation. If you are violated by your probation officer in Sussex County or Warren County, NJ, the hard truth is that you are facing serious penalties including potential incarceration. However, you are entitled to have an attorney representing you at your Violation of Probation (VOP) hearing. The experienced New Jersey criminal defense lawyers at The Tormey Law Firm have helped numerous clients remain on probation and stay out of jail in Hackettstown, Newton, Phillipsburg, Pohatcong, Sparta, Vernon Township, Hopatcong, Frankford, and throughout New Jersey. Contact our law office at 973-755-1695 to discuss your alleged probation violation and learn how we can help you. We provide consultations free of charge, so don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.
Violated Probation in New Jersey
There are many different circumstances that can lead to a violation of probation in New Jersey, ranging from new criminal charges to failing to pay a fine. Many of the common reasons for a violation of probation include, but are not limited to, a new arrest, failure to maintain or seek employment, violation of alcohol consumption provisions, violation of drug possession or drug use provisions, failed drug tests, failure to complete counseling or therapy, failure to pay a fine, failure to pay restitution, failure to register on a required registry, or failing to report to the probation officer as required. Regardless of the basis for the violation of probation, in many circumstances an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to negotiate a continuation of probation rather than a prison sentence.
The penalties for a violation of probation in New Jersey can include incarceration in State Prison, imprisonment in the county jail, an extension of probation, continued probation, mandatory counseling, or drug and alcohol treatment. Although the underlying nature of the violation will play a large role in the consequences of the violation of probation, an experienced lawyer who is familiar with probation policies and the criminal justice system in New Jersey can help mitigate the damages and minimize the impact of a probation violation.
Phillipsburg Probation Violation Defense Attorneys
If you are issued a notice for a violation of probation in New Jersey, it is imperative to enlist an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can represent you at your VOP hearing. Having assisted numerous clients in situations like yours in Sussex and Warren County, the attorneys at The Tormey Law Firm are fully prepared to help you obtain the best possible outcome. To speak with a lawyer at our firm, contact us at 973-755-1695. A member of our team is available immediately to assist you.