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Information on Probation Violations
If you have violated court ordered probation you could be in serious legal trouble. In many cases you may be ordered to serve the entire sentence you avoided when you were put on probation. If you are facing a probation violation, it is crucial that you procure the services of a knowledgeable, experienced Miami criminal defense attorney to give you the best opportunity for a positive outcome.
In Florida, violation of probation occurs when a defendant that has been granted probation in lieu of incarceration either commits a technical violation of the probation (i.e., fails to follow the terms of his probation) or is charged with a new crime. Examples of possible probation violations include:
- Not reporting for a scheduled visit to your probation officer;
- Not attending court ordered treatment;
- Failing a drug test;
- Failing to pay a fine or restitution
- An arrest for another criminal charge.
Once a violation of probation has occurred the probation officer will file a Probation Affidavit, and a warrant for your arrest will be issued. You can then be taken into custody at any time and from anywhere. At the probation violation hearing, the prosecutor will have a much easier case to prove than he/she did in the original trial. This is so because the standard of proof is much lower in a probation violation hearing than in a trial. Moreover, the Prosecutor can even call the Defendant as a witness in a probation violation hearing, which is not permitted in a trial. After the probation violation hearing, the judge may revoke the defendant's probation and can sentence him to the full the maximum penalty, which depending on the underlying chares, can be upto and including life in prison. If this is the scenario you are facing, contact a skilled attorney at Mait Law to take action before the case progresses any further. Our early involvement could even prevent you from being taken into custody.
Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Miami
Once you have been arrested for violation of probation, it is imperative that the firm gets involved prior to any court hearing. By putting your legal issues in hands of Mait Law you will be receiving the services of a professional law firm with extensive experience. Adam Mait takes pride in providing the highest quality legal representation in probation violations. Mait Law represents clients in all areas of criminal defense law including violation of probation in
violent crimes and others.
Contact a Miami probation violation attorney
from the firm for more information.