What is a VOP Arraignment?
VOP Stands for Violation Of Probation. This is often triggered automatically by the courts when you fail to pay a court-ordered fee (or fine) on time.
Fortunately, if your particular situation as to why you failed to pay this fee is because you were unable to, due to financial hardship (lack of employment, etc.) you may be able to plead your case to the courts to have an opportunity to be given more time to pay.
At a VOP arrangement, you will be asked to either admit or deny your violation. The violation of probation must be willful. If you were unable to pay the fee because you could not afford it, you would likely not be found that you willfully violated your probation. In this case, you would deny your violation.
If you are facing a VOP arraignment, you should certainly hire an attorney; please contact the Law Offices of Sara D. Bratsch today at (559) 713-1542!