Probation violations are either technical violations or substantive violations. Technical violations are violating some condition of probation. Substantive violations are from either an arrest or conviction for new criminal charges.
When your probation is violated, your probation officer will prepare an affidavit of violation which will contain all the technical or substantive violations they are accusing you of. A Judge will sign a warrant for your arrest for violation of probation. This warrant is usually a no bond warrant.
A violation of probation under Florida Law subjects you to possibly the maximum penalty for the charge that you are on probation for. What does this mean? For example, if you are on probation for a third degree felony, you could be sentenced up to 5 years in prison for violating your probation.
Hiring an experienced legal team like Meltzer & Bell, P.A., DUI & Criminal Trial Lawyers, “The Traffic Stop”, is very important when your probation is being violated. There are techniques and strategies that can keep you out of jail. It may be possible to get your probation reinstated with only a few additional conditions. Each violation is unique and should be evaluated by an attorney for the best possible plan of attack.
Call Meltzer & Bell, P.A. for a free consultation in regard to your violation.