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What will happen at my arraignment?

An arraignment in Vermont criminal court is a defendant’s first appearance. It is a constitutionally mandated opportunity for a Vermont criminal defendant to be told what his charges are and…

Public Defense in Vermont

Public defense services in Vermont are provided through the Office of The Defender General. The Defender General began providing services to Vermont in 1972. The Defender General provides constitutionally required representation…

Violation of Conditions of Release in Vermont

A violation of conditions of release can have serious consequences in Vermont. A defendant who is caught violating conditions of release may be held in custody until his trial. Criminal…

What will happen when I go to court?

When you go to court for your initial appearance it is called an arraignment. An arraignment in Vermont criminal court is a defendant’s first appearance. It is a constitutionally mandated…

Furlough in Vermont

When a criminal defendant is convicted and sentenced in Vermont he or she may be given a suspended jail sentence in exchange for being put on a term of probation.…
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