What Is a Vickers Hearing for a Probation Violation?

As one judge (who will remain nameless) asked me, “what is a Vickers hearing anyways?” not many people understand what a Vickers hearing is. Simply put, it is a contested probation violation hearing wherein counsel representing defendant may insist upon a more strictly applied preponderance of the evidence burden of proof. What we find is that demanding such a hearing focuses the judge on the case more than he or she may otherwise look at it and the prosecution reevaluates its evidence. For more information about this hearing, please click on the following link.

https://www.greghillassociates.com/what-is-a-vickers-hearing-for-a-probation-violation.html.

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