Orlando Violation of Probation Defense
Florida courts consider a sentence of probation rather than jail time to constitute a second chance for a convicted criminal. Many Orlando judges think that they are expressing leniency in handing down a sentence of probation, rather than incarceration. If an individual comes to violate any of the terms of their probation the courts are inclined to consider that violation an affront to their previous leniency, and to treat the violation with extra severity.
A typical probation agreement carries terms of several types, and a violation falls into one of two categories: technical or substantive violation. Technical violations involve transgressions against the more administrative responsibilities or prohibitions of probation, such as failing to report to a meeting with a probation officer or failure to pay court-ordered costs. Substantive violations occur when the perpetrator commits a new crime, or is found otherwise associated with criminal activity. A violation of either constitutes grounds for an immediate revocation of your probation and reinstatement of the sentencing guidelines of your original offense, subject to the discretion of the court.
Even if you are found not guilty of a crime you are accused of committing while on probation, the court may still revoke your probation. In such troubling times, you can greatly benefit your case by employing the services of an experienced team of Orlando probation violation defenders. At Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins, our seasoned attorneys are experienced in the complex arena of probation defense. This body of law stands separate from standard Orlando criminal law, with its own court procedures and standards of evidence. When defending against a charge of probation violation, you need the top defenders in the industry on your side.
Our attorneys know how to rebuild your credibility and make a staunch case in your defense. We have experience defending clients facing all sorts of technical and substantive charges in every court in Orlando and the surrounding area. We focus on providing our clients with top-notch legal counsel and personable customer service. If you are facing a probation violation, call our Orlando offices today for a totally free consultation about your case. One of our attorneys will provide you with guidance and options for how to proceed. The consultation is completely without obligation. If you choose to retain our services, you will have equipped yourself with the strongest legal team in the area. Call today.
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