Jacksonville Probation Violation Lawyer

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Probation is a term of conditional court supervision for individuals who have been convicted of crimes. If you are on probation in the state of Florida, you are expected to comply with all terms established by the court. Depending on the nature of your offense, you may have specific terms such as refraining from the use of alcohol or drugs, avoiding contact with certain people, or requirements for reporting to a probation officer.

Violating any conditions established in your probation can result in significant criminal penalties. Probation is considered a privilege in the state of Florida, not a right. As such, probation violations can subject you to serious penalties, including a revocation of your probation for a sentence in a jail or prison. Even something as seemingly simple as violating probation for a first time DUI can result in up to 180 days in jail.

Why Work with Owenby Law, P.A.?

At Owenby Law, P.A., we understand that probation violations can arise in a number of ways, even as good people are attempting to put their lives back together and be productive citizens following a conviction. Because our team is familiar with the unique procedures involved in probation violation cases, the lack of constitutional protections in these proceedings, and different protocol from what is used in other criminal cases, we are uniquely poised to effectively handle any violation of probation allegation.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our firm has successfully handled thousands of cases
  • We have a proven record of success in criminal defense
  • Our top rated lawyers are backed by decades of combined experience
  • We make personal attention and client satisfaction top priorities

Probation of Violation Cases We Handle

Florida law outlines the rules and procedures of criminal probation, or community control, and how courts must handle violations of probation. In order to prove that a person violated their probation, prosecutors must be able to establish a standard of proof that the allegation not only occurred, but also that it was willful and substantial in nature.

There is certainly opportunity to defend against probation violations, especially if the consequences are severe, but doing so demands the attention of experienced defense attorneys. Our legal team is backed by attorneys who have decades of collective experience and the ability to handle all types of probation violations, including technical violations and new law violations.

Common examples of cases we handle include:

  • New offenses while on probation
  • Positive drug or alcohol tests
  • Not completing a court-ordered class or program
  • Missed appointments or meetings
  • Not paying financial obligations, including fines and fees

Probation violations can vary from case to case, as conditions established by a court can be tailored to the unique situation of the convicted individual involved. For nearly anyone on probation, however, picking up a new charge not only results in consequences for that new charge, but also a probation violation. In these cases, working with an attorney is critical to fighting against elevated penalties.

Get Immediate Help When You Call for a Consultation

Probation violations pose very serious penalties, threaten your freedom, and prolong the difficulties of dealing with the criminal justice system. If you or someone you love has been charged with violating the conditions of probation, you need to speak immediately with an experienced Jacksonville criminal defense attorney to learn about what you can expect and the options you have available. At Owenby Law, P.A., we provide FREE and confidential consultations to help prospective clients learn more about their rights and what our team can do to help.


For a free consultation, contact our team today. We proudly serve clients throughout Florida facing probation violations from office locations in Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine, and Fleming Island.