Probation provides individuals a way to avoid severe punishments, by agreeing to be supervised by law enforcers and following certain rules. A violation of probation can lead to serious punishments though, and these rules must be considered when in this situation. A probationer violates their probation by failing to comply to conditions such as payment of restitution, failing a drug test or curfew (technical violations) or by committing a new criminal offense. This can even include a minor traffic violation. If you or a loved one are facing a violation of probation, you need to hire an experienced probation violate defense attorney to represent you as soon as possible.
Understanding the Legal Process Ahead
Your probation officer may or may not inform you that you have violated your probation. Oftentimes, the first time someone is notified is when they are arrested. A probation officer will provide details and request a warrant issued by the judge handling your case. From there, the judge can set a bond amount or they may not. Our legal team can help negotiate bond for those that may not have been given the option. We would file a motion on our client’s behalf and have a hearing set to get this bond set.
After someone is arrested for probation violation, a date is set for arraignment. This is the first court date that someone has the right to deny they violated their probation in any way. This is a chance for an attorney from Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux, P.A. to negotiate your case. We have specialized legal knowledge that helps clients with score sheet errors, incorrect credit for time served and other factors in these types of cases.
Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Probation Violation Defense Attorney in Florida Today
If you’ve been charged with a violation of probation, call to schedule a free consultation with a probation violation defense lawyer in Florida today. You need to make this call immediately if you have been accused of violating your probation, to prevent more complications in your case. We are here for you, and are ready to take any calls of this type right now. The experienced legal professionals at the law firm of Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux, P.A. are familiar with representing individuals like you facing serious penalties. Contact our Jacksonville, Florida office at 904-717-7747 and let us be your legal advocates.