If you have been arrested in Orlando for violating your probation in violation of Florida Statute 948.06 there are defenses available to you. At the law office of Finebloom & Haenel we explore all of these possible defenses when we take your case.
In order to prove a violation, the State must show that you knowingly and willfully violated the condition. The most common example is failing to pay fees or restitution on time. In order to show that you violated this condition of probation, the State must show that you have the money and just refuse to pay. Most times, the offender has no job, or a job that pays minimum wage. The offender can hardly pay rent let alone pay fees or restitution.
Other examples of possible defenses are:
- you really didn’t do it
- faulty testing or inability to prove compliance with testing procedures
- lack of jurisdiction (it is beyond the time allowed to say you violated your probation)
- full compliance (you did everything you were supposed to do)
- the violation was not willful (this is common when an offender gets evicted and fails to change the address on time)
- Inability to finish because the class or service required is not available in your area (for example, some conditions of probation such as theft offender classes or traffic school may not be available in the time limit allowed by the court if at all.)
There may be more defenses available depending on your individual situation. But you won’t know until you consult a professional. Call the law office of Finebloom & Haenel. We can assist in defending you. Our attorneys are standing by to speak with you 24/7. Call us now at 407-218-6277.