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.
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 probation violation
cases, the lack of constitutional protections in these proceedings, and
different protocol than what is used in other criminal cases, we are unique
poised to effectively handle any violation of probation allegation.
Why Work with Owenby Law, P.A.?
- 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 new charges, but also a probation violation. In these
cases, working with an attorney is critical to fighting against elevated
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
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 facing probation violations from office
locations in Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine, Fleming Island,
and all surrounding areas of Florida.