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Florida Probation Violation

Florida Probation Violation

Probation is a sentence which may be imposed by a court in lieu of incarceration. A criminal who is “on probation” has been convicted of a crime but has served only part of the sentence in prison, or has not served time at all. In most jurisdictions, probation is a sentencing option for misdemeanors and many felonies (these are commonly called “probation-able” offenses), but not for higher-order felonies, such as capital crimes, forcible rape, and many others. An offender on probation is ordered to follow certain conditions set forth by the court, under the supervision of a probation officer. He or she is ordinarily required to refrain from subsequent possession of firearms, and may be ordered to remain employed, abide to a curfew, live at a directed place, obey the… […]

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What happens if I Violate my Probation?

What happens if I Violate my Probation?

Ask an experienced criminal defense lawyer what exactly may happen if you have violated your probation. It is important to employ the knowledge of a skilled criminal defense lawyer or you might get trapped into something you don’t fully understand. What is probation? Probation is a sentence which may be imposed by a court in conjunction with prison time. If you have been convicted of a crime, you might be granted probation, when you only serve part of the sentence in prison, or maybe not at all, but you must follow specific regulations. You will be under the supervision of a probation officer. If you are on probation you may be required to: Refrain from possession of firearms Remain employed Abide to a curfew Live at a directed place Obey… […]

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Violating Probation in Palm Beach County

Violating Probation in Palm Beach County

Probation is a sentence ordered by a judge that allows a convicted person to live in society under the supervision of a probation officer, instead of serving time in jail. Probation is different from parole. Parole is the conditional release of a prison inmate after serving part or all of his or her sentence. Violating probation is a serious charge with many repercussions. Your probation may be revoked. This is an action taken against a probationer who fails to comply with the terms of the probationary grant. A Palm Beach County prosecutor can use a probation violation against someone who has been charged with a new crime. When a formal probation revocation is filed in conjunction with a new case, a prosecutor has a tremendous advantage to force a plea… […]

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