St. Augustine Probation Violation Lawyer
Accused of violating your probation? Call 904-471-3434!
When you work with our criminal defense team at Albaugh Law Firm, we can explore the details of your situation and help you determine the most effective approach for challenging your probation violation charges. Whether we are negotiating with prosecutors on your behalf or arguing your case before the judge, we can help you fight to protect your freedom.
We are equipped to handle all probation violations with the insight of former prosecutors and backed by 70+ years of combined experience, we are ready to tenaciously defend your every right!
Whatever your case, you urgently need to contact our St. Augustine probation violation lawyers at Albaugh Law Firm to help you take steps to avoid making a bad situation worse.
Common Probation Terms
In 2013 Florida Statutes §948.03, an offender who is under probation may be required to:
- Report to a probation or parole supervisor, as ordered by the court
- Allow visits from the probation/parole supervisor at the offender’s home or another location
- Avoid committing any other crimes
- Avoid association with others who are involved in criminal activities
- Undergo drug or alcohol testing
- Maintain suitable employment, when this is possible
- Provide support to any legal dependents (as best as the offender can)
- Pay restitution to the victim of the crime, as set by the court
- Pay certain debts owed to the detention facility or to the state
These are just some of the possible probation terms that an offender can receive. Failure to comply with any these terms, of others established by the court, can result in a violation of probation (VOP).
Quality Defense for Probationers
When people are sentenced to probation, they are usually able to avoid being locked away in jail, or they are able to have their jail time significantly minimized. However, if an offender violates the terms of his or her probation, he or she can end up suffering from damaging consequences. Even the simplest mistakes, whether intentional or unintentional, can be considered probation violations. In some cases, the offender had no way of controlling the circumstances that led to the VOP. In other cases, the alleged violation might have never even occurred in the first place.
These might include harsher probation terms or even a requirement for the probationer to go to jail after all. A VOP may involve a technicality (such as the offender’s failure to pay a fine), or it may involve a new crime. Because VOPs oftentimes come with “no bond” provisions, individuals who are arrested for these violations can easily end up being incarcerated for weeks or months until their cases can be resolved in court. If you have been accused of violating any of the terms of your probation, you need to take action right away so that you can properly protect yourself, quickly resolving your case.
If you are accused of violating your probation, contact us as soon as possible!