Have you recently violated
your parole and are worried that your probation may be
revoked? In the state of Florida, the consequences of
violating parole may be severe. For this reason, it is
important to understand your rights and options with the
help of a dedicated lawyer at your side.
In Florida, there are two ways that you can be accused
of violating your probation.
- You violated a term
of your probation. For instance, you failed to show up
for a mandated appointment or did not pay any fines
that are associated with your probation.
- You were charged with
committing another crime.
When you have been
charged with a probation violation, a judge will issue a
warrant for your arrest. At which point, you will then
be taken to a county jail where you may be held without
bond. Once you have been taken to county jail, you have
very little time to prove your innocence and keep your
rights. This process becomes even more difficult given
the legal circumstances that surround a probation
violation. When you are accused of violating your
probation, you do not have the right to a trial before a
jury. Moreover, the burden of proof is based on a
preponderance of evidence. In layman’s terms, the
prosecutor only needs to prove that it is likely that
you violated your probation in order to be found guilty.
If you are found guilty, you may face a multitude of
consequences, including a lengthened probation period,
more jail time, or a prison sentence.
Understanding Parole and Probation Conditions
If you have recently been placed on probation or parole,
it is equally important to know what your conditions are
to ensure you do not violate your parole. One of our
trusted legal representatives will be happy to discuss
your conditions with you to ensure you understand what
is expected of you. It is best to fight the possibility
of a parole violation early to save yourself from
hardship later. Depending on the severity, probation and
parole violation consequences often result in an
extended prison sentence. There are two ways that the
prison sentence will be decided: you may serve a
sentence that was suspended in lieu of probation or
serve the remainder of a sentence if you were released
on parole. From the beginning, you will need an
experienced representative at your side to ensure that
you keep your rights. You shouldn’t have to face this
alone and we are here to help.
If you are facing a parole violation, you need to
develop a strong case early. Contact one of our legal
representatives today to secure your freedom tomorrow.