Violation of Probation (VoP)
As a way to help rehabilitate individuals who have been convicted of crimes, the state of Florida commonly allows individuals to avoid jail or prison by releasing them on a probationary condition. Usually, the terms and conditions of probation are reasonable.
However, in some cases, an individual is given unreasonable terms and conditions that are nearly impossible to comply with. If you have been accused of violating your probation as a result of an uncontrollable circumstance, or unreasonable terms and conditions, it is important that you contact an experienced defense attorney who can help defend you against these charges.
West Palm Beach Violation of Probation Attorney
Andrew D. Stine proudly represents individuals who are have been accused of violating their probation in Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Palm Springs, North Palm Beach, Tequesta, Delray Beach, and the surrounding areas. Stine is a qualified defense attorney who will aggressively and strategically defend your probation violation allegations.
Contact Andrew D. Stine, P.A. at 561.880.4300 and set up a free consultation on you charges of violating probation. Stine has experience dealing with probation violation cases, and he will use his experience and legal prowess to help you avoid the most serious penalties associated with these charges.
Palm Beach County Probation Violation Information Center
- Probation and Community Control in Florida
- Typical Probation Requirements in Florida
- Penalties for Probation Violations in Florida
- Violation of Probation Resources in Florida
According to Fla. Stat. § 948.03, probation is a type of community supervision that requires the defendant to abide but certain terms and conditions in order to avoid jail or prison time. If the defendant is on probation and fails to meet the terms and conditions, he or she may be arrested and ordered to serve time.
Under Fla. Stat. § 948.001, community control is categorized as a type of community supervision that requires the defendant to be released to a place where he or she can be watched closely by a law enforcement official. The defendant is also required to abide put preset terms and conditions that are usually strict in nature.
According to Fla. Stat. § 948.03, some of the potential probation terms and conditions include:
- Pay fines
- Attend regular meetings with probation officer
- Abstain from committing any other offenses
- Pay restitution for damages
- Maintain employment
- Abstain from the use of alcohol or drugs
- Avoid interaction with gang members
- Submit to random drug or alcohol testing
- Participate in community service
- Abstain from possession weapons or firearms
These are only a few of the potential terms and conditions an individual will have to meet while on probation in Florida. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the case, an individual may be subjected to more probationary conditions that are not mentioned here.
If an individual is found to have violated his or her probation, he or she could face serious penalties. Common punishments associated with probation violation include:
- The underlying offense will be entered as a conviction, instead of a possible dismissal of the charges
- Additional penalties that can be added on to your sentence from the initial offense
- The individual could face the maximum penalty for the original underlying offense
If you violate probation, a judge will go over your case and determine your punishment. It would be best to consult with an experienced defense attorney who may be able to present evidence to show that you did not violate your probation, or that the initial terms of probation were overly strict and nearly impossible to comply with.
Probation and Community Control Florida Statutes – This is a link to the Florida Statutes that outline the provisions of probation and community control.
Florida Department of Corrections – This is a link to the department of law enforcement that is in charge of supervising criminal offenders and enforcing the terms and conditions of probation. A local West Palm Beach office is located at:423 Fern Street, Suite 100
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Phone: (561) 837-5175
Andrew D. Stine, P.A. | Palm Beach County Probation Violation Lawyer
If you are facing charges of probation violation in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach, Lake Park, North Palm Beach, or the surrounding areas, contact Andrew D. Stine, P.A.. Attorney Stine is a devoted defense lawyer who has the knowledge and experience necessary to adequately represent you in a violation of probation hearing.
Contact Andrew D. Stine, P.A. at 561.880.4300 to set up a consultation on probation violation charges. Your initial consultation is free and is an essential part of planning your defense.