Attorney Michael Riley
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School Violence Prevention

Know Your Options

The School Violence Prevention Program, or “SVP,” is a diversionary program designed for students of public or private secondary schools, charged with certain offenses involving the use, or threatened use, of physical force on school grounds.

If SVP is granted, the defendant will be required to abide by any court-ordered conditions and complete school violence education classes. If the defendant completes all of the requirements of the School Violence Prevention Program, the charges will be dismissed.

SVP is not guaranteed. If a judge denies an SVP application, the State’s Attorney will likely prosecute the defendant. If the program is denied there is a greater chance that a the case will result in criminal conviction, incarceration, and in some cases, a felony record.

A Connecticut criminal defense attorney can offer skill and guidance to a defendant who may be eligible for the School Violence Prevention Program. A lawyer will walk you through the SVP application process, negotiate with the State’s Attorney on your behalf, and argue your case before a Judge of the Superior Court. An experienced attorney can help you make an effective presentation to the court, and increase your chances of getting the program granted.

Attorney Riley has worked hard over the years to have his clients admitted into the School Violence Prevention Program. Attorney Riley has experience dealing with a variety of cases, throughout the State of Connecticut. If you are charged with a crime, and think you may be eligible for SVP, don’t go it alone. Contact Attorney Riley today to schedule a free consultation.

Attorney Michael Riley handles cases from Bridgeport, Stamford, Norwalk, Trumbull, Fairfield, Stratford, Easton, Monroe, Westport, Weston, Wilton, Darien, New Canaan, Greenwich, and other towns throughout New Haven County and Fairfield County.