Tavares Probation Revocation Attorneys
Many plea deals in misdemeanor and even felony cases involve being on probation in exchange for a reduced or suspended sentence. When an individual violates their probation, they risk forfeiting the favorable terms of their deal and being subjected to the full force of the law.
At the Remsen Family Law Firm, we represent individuals throughout Central Florida in probation violation matters. We are aggressive advocates for our clients, yet we provide our clients with a comfortable environment to discuss their legal needs.
Violating Probation Is a Serious Matter
For violating probation, the alleged violator could be subjected up to the max penalty of the original crime. This is a critical matter for people who receive suspended sentences. For example, if your three-year prison term was suspended in favor of probation, you could be forced to serve the three-year sentence if you are found guilty of violating your probation.
Among the most common reasons that probation violation cases are triggered are:
- Missing curfew
- Failing a drug test
- Committing another crime
- Failing to check in with parole officer
In order to hold up, a probation violation has to be considered willful and substantial. If someone missed curfew because they were visiting a loved one at the hospital or picking up milk on the way home from work, that is not likely to stand. If someone is accused of committing a new crime, the burden of proof is on the prosecution to prove the alleged violator’s guilt, just like it was for the original crime.
An Experienced Probation Defense
You can rely on us to be aggressive advocates for your rights. To discuss your probation violation case with a lawyer, contact us today for a free initial consultation.