Category: Violation of Probation

Violation of Probation – What Happens Now?

An experienced Violation of Probation Attorney like Mike G can help you defend yourself during a violation of probation hearing. The Judge is required to review each allegation of a violation affidavit to determine whether an alleged violation is willful and substantial. The legal standard for proof is by the greater weight of the evidence. The evidence comes in the form of documents and testimony from witnesses that appear in court. Hearsay is admissible to help establish a violation but a finding of willful and substantial violation cannot legally be based solely on hearsay. If a Defendant makes a good faith effort to comply with the conditions of probation, but fails to comply because something outside of their control prevents... Read More »