When charged with a violation of probation under Florida Statute 948.06 your fate is determined by the judge assigned to your case.
If you contest the violation, you will be scheduled for a violation of probation hearing. At the hearing, the State will put on evidence to prove your violation. The evidence rules are slightly different in a violation of probation hearing. For example, hearsay is allowed at these hearings although they cannot form the sole basis for a judge to find you guilty.
The standard to find a person guilty of a violation is preponderance of the evidence. This basically means the judge must find it more likely than not that you committed the violation. This is much lower than the standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt” used in a criminal trial.
Because of the complexity of a violation hearing, and the low burden of proof required to prove your guilt, you need a professional attorney to protect your rights!
At the law office of Finebloom & Haenel, our attorneys are experienced and dedicated to achieving the best possible results for our clients. We have over 30 years of combine experience in criminal law. Put our knowledge to work for you! Call the law office of Finebloom & Haenel today. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to arrange a consultation. Call 407-218-6277 today!