Probation is a contract that often involves maintaining regular contact with a probation officer, community supervisor, or parole officer while abiding by certain rules and regulations for a period of time. Violating your probation contract can lead to serious consequences, so it is important to get legal assistance as soon as possible.
The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A. has represented hundreds of clients against probation violation charges. Call our Seminole County criminal defense lawyers today at (407) 326-0650 for a free consultation.
In the state of Florida, probation is considered a privilege. If you are charged with violating the terms of your probation, it is important to get legal assistance from our Seminole County criminal defense attorneys to help protect your rights. Before convicting you of violating your probation, the court must find that the violation was willful and substantial and must meet the minimum standard of proof.
If convicted, the penalties can be severe. They may involve jail time, large fines or restitutions, and revocation of your probation that requires you to fulfill the prison sentence of your original conviction. Other penalties may include community service, additional probation terms, rehabilitation programs, and other behavioral correction programs.
Once a probation violation is reported, you will receive a warning or request for your to appear in court. During the court hearing, the court will decide if and to what degree your probation contract was violated, and it will then hand down a sentence. Important factors to consider include the severity of the violation and any history of probation violations. At The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A., our Seminole County criminal defense lawyers can represent you throughout the process and help seek a favorable solution.
Contact us at (407) 326-0650 today to learn more about our criminal defense services.