If you have been arrested in the Orlando area for a substantive violation of probation under Florida statute 948.06, hire the professional attorneys of Finebloom & Haenel now!
A “substantive violation” of probation means that you are accused of committing a new crime while you were on probation. This includes simple violations such as traffic tickets. Even if the State does not file formal charges against you, or even if you fight the new charge and win, the arrest alone can be enough to violate your probation.
In order for the state to prove that you committed a crime at trial, they must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. Think of that as saying the State must show that they are 97% sure you are the person who committed the crime. In a violation of probation hearing, the State only has to prove the allegation by a preponderance of the evidence. Think of this as proof by about 51%. In a regular case you are entitled to a trial by jury. In a violation of probation hearing there is no entitlement to a jury. All you get is a judge.
Because of the serious nature of a substantive violation of probation accusation, you need to have a good attorney representing you. At the law offices of Finebloom & Haenel we have the experience necessary to provide the best defense for you at your violation hearing. Don’t wait! You only get one chance at your hearing. Call the office of Finebloom & Haenel today. We are available for consultation 24/7 by calling 407-218-6277.