Violation of Probation
Orlando Violation of Probation Attorney
"Probation" is a legal supervision program ordered by a court under certain circumstances when a person is found guilty of some "eligible" types of crimes. If you are put on probation, you will be assigned a Probation Officer who will monitor if you comply with the court-ordered conditions and will be notified about the conditions and the term of your status. Community Control is more stringent and strict in that it is a monitored release, typically involving stricter conditions, such as home confinement, electronic monitoring and curfews.
If within the period of probation or community control you happen to violate any of the imposed conditions, your probation or community control may be violated. In such a case, your supervising officer will initiate a procedure for your arrest. A violation or a Bond hearing will be scheduled and, meanwhile, you may not be given a bond. Your attorney may file a bond motion on your behalf in an effort to convince the judge to allow you to be released from jail with bond.
NeJame Law can assist you with an experienced Central Florida probation lawyer if you find yourself facing a violation of probation or violation of community control. Although we practice throughout the State of Florida and beyond, we are based in Central Florida. Feel free to contact and communicate with an Orlando probation attorney from our Law Firm, to get the advice and assistance you need.
Violation of Probation (VOP) Defense in Florida
The defense of a VOP (Violation of probation) case in Florida can be challenging because the standard of proof is much lower than at a trial, even though the punishment can be the same. People who violate their probation do not have the right for a jury trial on the violation hearing as only a judge hears and decides the case. That is why it is so important to have an experienced violation of probation attorney on your side.
If the prosecutor is able to convince the judge that the defendant violated his or her probation, then the judge can revoke, modify, or continue the probation or community control. If such probation or community control is revoked, the court shall adjudge the probationer or offender guilty of the offense charged and may sentence the defender up to the maximum sentence he could have had at the original sentencing. You do have the right to have an attorney to represent you during your violation hearing.
Contact an Experienced Orlando VOP Attorney from NeJame Law
If you or someone you care about has a violation of probation case, contact an Orlando VOP attorney from NeJame Law. We handle cases in Orange County and throughout Central Florida. Among the cities our clients come from are Orlando, Winter Park, Windermere and Kissimmee.