if a police officer found out about a misdemeanor probation violation would/can they take time to come to court and speak on behalf of the state and state what they would like to see happen to the defendant? who is responsible for proving the states case if not an officer? will the judge study past criminal history without someone to bring it up?
Your probation officer will testify as to the basis of the violation. The probation officer will have your criminal record which will include the underlying misdemeanor for which you received the violation. If there is no probation officer the Commonwealth will set forth the basis for the violation. A hearing on a probation violation is much different than a trial on a criminal charge. I wish you the best.
If the police officer was involved in the new violation they can and often will be brought in to testify.
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On misdemeanors the court can issue a warrant for your arrest for violation of good behavior and a hearing is scheduled. That can be brought to the court's attention by police or Commonwealth's Attorney (especially for dui cases in Virginia Beach) or the court can take notice while you are there.
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