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In Florida, violations of probation can carry severe penalties. Probationers who have violated their probation are often held in jail without bond. If you have been charged with a violation of probation, you need an experienced attorney to help you navigate through the process.

About Violations of Probation

Violations of probation are treated differently than other offenses. Someone who is on probation has already pled or been found guilty of a criminal offense. Probation violations can be either a new law offense or a technical violation. If you have violated probation, you are entitled to a hearing. At the hearing, the prosecution's burden of proof is lower and is by the preponderance of the evidence, rather than beyond a reasonable doubt. Furthermore, the hearing would be before a judge, and not a jury. If found guilty at the hearing, the judge could sentence you to the maximum sentence allowable on the original, underlying offense. 

The law regarding violations of probation is complicated and does not favor the accused. That is why it is extremely important to obtain capable legal counsel if you are facing a violation of probation charge.

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We have experience dealing with violations of probation. If you are charged with a violation of probation, contact us now to schedule a free initial consultation.

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