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Probation Violations Lawyers

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Even if you unintentionally violate the rules of your probation after your conviction, you could face the full sentence of your original crime, including extensive jail time.

However, you can fight to avoid incarceration by hiring qualified Clearwater defense lawyers to help you navigate probation violation charges.

Our team at Fletcher & Fletcher is here to help you defend your rights and build the strongest defense possible against probation violation charges.

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Probation Violation in Florida

As an alternative to incarceration, probation is a set of parameters and instructions that are ordered by the court to be followed by an offender. Probation is designed to protect the community as well as to rehabilitate the defendant.

Here are some examples of probation requirements in Florida:

  • Having regular meetings with a probation officer
  • Submitting to alcohol and drug testing
  • Remaining employed for the duration of the probation
  • Having no contact with known criminals
  • Living in, and not moving out of, a particular city or county without court permission
  • Giving up possession of firearms or other weapons

Those who fail to comply with probation’s requirements, including the ones above, may be arrested for violating it. A defendant who violates the conditions of their probation substantially and wilfully is considered guilty as a violation of Florida Statutes #948.06.

Here are a few of these violations that we often encounter as Clearwater probation violation attorneys:

  • Failed drug tests
  • Moving out of the location specified on court documents
  • Failure to pay restitution
  • Failure to meet court-ordered programs
  • Missing meetings with your probation officer
  • New criminal offenses
  • Curfew violations

Probation Violation Penalties in Clearwater

A probation violation means that you are already on probation for the original crime, but now, you have fewer legal protections than when you litigated the original crime: no jury, no bond, no statute of limitations.

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Violations of probation in Florida will be decided by a judge. A judge may:

  • Reinstate your probation as it was
  • Make changes to your probation
  • Revoke your probation

If the judge chooses to revoke your probation, he or she will be able to reimpose the same sentence that was imposed by the court when you were prosecuted for the original crime. This means that you may be sentenced up to, but not exceeding, the statutory maximum penalty.

Fletcher & Fletcher Probation Violation Lawyers Can Help

As your defense attorneys, it is our responsibility to convince the judge to rule in your favor, since these hearings take place without a jury.

To accomplish this, we will work tirelessly with you to understand the incident and advocate on your behalf. We have extensive knowledge of Florida law in these matters, as well as years of experience defending our clients’ rights in Clearwater and beyond.

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