What should I know if I have been put on probation?

If you have been issued a probation period following your release from prison, you will want to follow all of the rules to make sure you don’t find yourself in further trouble down the road. You will be issued a Probation Officer with whom you will have regular meetings to make sure that you are following the terms and conditions that were agreed upon your probation. You must attend all of the meetings scheduled with your Probation Officer.

In addition to the meetings that you are required to attend, you will also be restricted to what you can and cannot do. For example, you will not be able to carry a firearm if the crime you are on probation from involved drugs or violence. In addition, you are required to stay within the state of Connecticut unless given special permission to leave the state by your Probation Officer. In the event that you are arrested during your probationary period, you need to contact your Probation Officer within 48 hours of the arrest to notify them of this offense.

In the event that you have violated the terms of your probation, the case that caused you to be put on probation will return to court. Once your case goes back to court, you may find yourself sentenced to jail.

If you have questions about probation in Connecticut, it may be beneficial for you to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who can provide you assistance with your case. This is especially important if you have violated your probation and are returning back to court for your case. You will require strong legal representation in this difficult situation.

Marc N. Needelman is an experienced Criminal Defense attorney working throughout the state of Connecticut. Contact the law firm to set up a free initial consultation.

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