I VOP'd, but I was on a first offender status and was locked up for almost 6 months (this was 3 years ago). Most of the people I know who VOP end up doing at least some time in county jail.
I don't know about the lawyer...I do know of several people WITH lawyers where it didn't make a difference. I'm still on probation but haven't violated it because #1 - I'm in recovery and don't do the stupid stuff I did, and #2 - I really, really don't like jail.
Hugs and prayers!
"I'm not where I want to be, but thank God I'm not where I used to be" - Joyce Meyer
"You got what it takes you can win, today is your day to begin. - Shania Twain
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