There are many reasons to hire an attorney for a violation of probation charge. The first and most important reason is that the State has an attorney working against you. So you need an attorney who is working for you! A skilled defense lawyer with experience in violation of probation charges will be able to get the best possible outcome for you.
Judges do not take defendants who represent themselves seriously. That makes it much harder for you to make arguments on your behalf. Also most people do not known the rules of law. So the prosecutor may be able to get in evidence to be used against you that they would not normally be able to use because you would not know to object
Lastly, you will need someone to assist with sentencing if you are found guilty of a violation. The State or probation officer may ask for the maximum sentence. You will need an attorney to present mitigating factors so that you can get the lightest sentence possible.
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