The rules of your probation can be confusing and, in some cases, there may be several to remember. Something as simple as driving to the grocery store may violate your probation without you realizing it.
If you have been accused of violating your probation, having an attorney experienced in criminal law may significantly improve your chances of a successful outcome.
Leesburg probation violation lawyer Jody L. Fisher has extensive experience defending and protecting the rights of clients in West Lake County. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we can identify several opportunities for defense and pursue the option that best works for you.
Contact us for a consultation to discuss your case. We can be reached at (352) 503-4111.
Understanding the Consequences of Violating Probation in Florida
Under Florida law, there are a wide variety of ways you can violate your probation, including:
- Committing a crime
- Failing to report to the probation officer
- Driving without a license
- Failing to report any changes in address or phone number
- Leaving your designated travel area
- Possessing drugs, alcohol, or drug paraphernalia
- Violating a restraining order
These probation violations have different consequences depending on the terms of your probation and the seriousness of the violation. You may receive a warning for failing to report to your probation officer, but you could face jail time for committing a crime.
Our firm understands Florida law and the penalties you potentially face. We are committed to helping you obtain a favorable outcome in your case.
What Happens When You Violate Probation for the First Time?
If you violate the terms of your probationary punishment in the state of Florida, your case will go to trial court where you can explain the circumstances surround your probation. This means that you may be able to avoid having your probation revoked. Legal representation in violation of probation cases is essential.
Do You Need a Lawyer for a Probation Violation?
If you violate your probation, you may be at risk for an additional sentence and penalties. Having legal representation in court during your probation violation hearing is highly recommended. A lawyer can present evidence and give a proper explanation for your case.
Work with the Law Office of Jody L. Fisher
Our Leesburg probation violation attorney has your best interests in mind. She is ready to put her extensive criminal defense experience to work for you. A creative and effective defense is just a phone call away.