If you violate your probation in Florida, you will most likely be scheduled for a probation hearing. At the probation hearing your probation officer may ask the judge to either send you to jail or give you additional punishment. The following are considered serious probation violations:
- Failure to appear for scheduled meetings with your probation officer
- Being caught in possession of illegal drugs
- Being arrested for any other crime
The seriousness of the probation violation may also depend on the underlying facts of the initial offense you were convicted of. If you are convicted of a probation violation, you will receive a longer probation period or you will serve time in jail followed by the continuation of your probation. A judge may also order you to complete the original “suspended” sentence in jail or prison. By hiring an experienced lawyer you will greatly increase the chances that you will not become incarcerated. At the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton we have successfully defended the rights of individuals accused of probation violations. Mr.Whittel will do his best to keep you from being sent to jail or prison.Parole & Probation Violations in Florida
Attorney Robert G. Whittel is a licensed criminal defense lawyer in the state of Florida. He is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of criminal law and will investigate every aspect of your probation violation case to determine your options from this point forward. Attorney Whittel will challenge the parole officer and the courts findings by using his knowledge and experience, and he will do everything legally possible to maintain your freedom.
Have you been accused of a probation or parole violation in Florida? Contact us today!