Jacksonville Probation Violation Attorney
Dedicated Representation in Florida
Violations of probation in the state of Florida occur when a criminal defendant willfully and substantially breaks the conditions set forth in the probation sentence. At Scott Monroe Law, our experienced Jacksonville criminal defense attorneys have defended hundreds of clients in probation violation hearings, and we can represent you in court to seek a favorable outcome.
Call us at (904) 474-3115 today for a free consultation.
Potential Consequences for Violating Probation
Penalties for probation violations in Florida can be severe. Once probation is revoked, the court may impose the maximum statutory sentence for the original offense. With the knowledgeable and compassionate help of Jacksonville criminal defense lawyers from Scott Monroe Law, you can get the legal representation you need to understand your options and fight for a positive solution.
Violations of probation may involve:
- Positive drug tests
- Failure to meet with probation officer
- Law violations or new offenses
- Failure to pay required financial obligations
Understanding Florida Laws
In order for a court to find a defendant guilty of violating probation, it must prove that the defendant willfully and substantially violated the terms of the probationary contract. If the violating actions were done out of mental illness, ineptitude, or negligence, the actions in themselves cannot prove that the defendant willfully broke the contract. Scott Monroe has a passion for defending clients’ rights in court and can use his extensive experience to aggressively represent you in probation violation hearings.
The proceedings begin when a supervising officer files an Affidavit of Violation with the court or a Department of Corrections Violation Report in a felony case. Once the necessary documents are filed, the court will review the officer’s allegations, determine if reasonable grounds for the complaint exist, and issue a warrant for the defendant’s arrest, often on a “no bond” status. The court will then arraign the defendant and schedule a hearing so the prosecution may present evidence to prove that the defendant willfully and substantially violated the terms of probation.
Passionate Legal Assistance for Probation Violation Cases
Mr. Monroe provides experienced representation for clients facing violation of probation charges in Florida. Probation is seen as a privilege, and the team at Scott Monroe Law can work efficiently to defend your rights and seek a beneficial outcome. Our Jacksonville criminal defense lawyers can discuss your options and build a defense for your case.
If you have been charged with violating your probation, call our office immediately at (904) 474-3115 for dedicated legal assistance.