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Probation Violation in Palm Beach County

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How Can a West Palm Beach Probation Violation Attorney Help Me?

Being on probation (including house arrest and community control) is not easy and those who are should seek the counsel of a probation protection lawyer. Unforeseen and unimaginable issues can arise that result in violations and incarceration. In other words, when on probation, seemingly everyday activities can put the probationer at risk of violating and going back to jail.

Terms and conditions of probation can be confusing and contradictory, contact us immediately for a comprehensive review of your “probation papers” in order to clarify them for you. Probation is not freedom, you will still be under close and unrelenting supervision from the first day.

Different Types of Probation include:

West Palm Beach Probation Violation Lawyer
West Palm Beach Probation Violation Lawyer

Unsupervised Probation

An unsupervised probation sentence does not require you to report to a probation officer or have a probation officer supervise you, or your activities. You may be ordered to pay a fine or satisfy some other obligation. If you fail to satisfy that obligation, you may jeopardize your unsupervised status.

Supervised Probation

Supervised probation involves oversight by a probation officer. You can expect to be required to make regular appointments with your probation officer to review your status and progress. For example, you may have to appear at the probation office once a month. The probation officer likely will make occasional visits to your residence and, possibly, even to your place of employment. You may face travel restrictions. In other words, you may not be able to leave your town for an extended period (or any period of time) without advance approval of your probation officer.

Intense Supervised Probation/Community Control

Intense supervised probation will have far more significant reporting requirements. You may be obliged to report to the probation office weekly. You may be required to wear an ankle, or GPS, monitor to track your movements throughout the community. Under a sentence of intense supervised probation, you may be placed on home confinement. What this means is that you will be limited on when, and why, you can leave your residence. For example, you will be permitted to leave your home for work and, for appointments with your probation officer. You will be permitted to leave for counseling sessions. Other activities away from your home will need specific approval from your probation officer.

At LeRoy Law we take pride in representing individuals as a probation protection lawyer regarding all probationary issues including:

  1. Violation Defense
  2. Motion Representation
  3. Motion to Modify Probation
  4. Motion to Terminate Probation
  5. Probation Intercession / Grievances Probation is meant to provide supervision for offenders, either following a jail sentence, or instead of one. Another, more important, job of probation is to assist the offender reintegrate into society, thereby reducing the chances of repeat criminal behavior.
The length and terms of the probation term vary depending on the crime.. The timeframe can vary from days to months, to years. Violation of the rules and conditions of probation can result in serious penalties. Those penalties are contingent on the nature of the violation, whether you have had any past violations, the overall performance on probation, and the seriousness of the original charge. Often times the punishment for violating probation are harsher than the original plea offers.

Violations of probation can include traveling outside of the county where you live without notifying your probation officer, failing a drug test, failing to complete alcohol or drug treatment, failing to follow your probation officer’s instruction, or being arrested for a new charge. If a judge finds that you have willfully and substantially violated the terms and conditions of your probation, the judge may sentence you to jail or prison up the statutory maximum for the original crime. For instance, if found to have violated probation for a first degree misdemeanor the judge can sentence you up to one (1) year in the county jail, whereas if the probation was for a second degree felony the judge can sentence you up to fifteen (15) years in prison.

Remember that judges have tremendous flexibility when sentencing a person found to have violated their probation. Moreover, remember that not all “alleged violations” are actually violations. Most people forget that a violation of probation, until admitted or proven in court is just an accusation. There are lots of legal defenses to violations of probation.

It is crucial to comply with the terms and conditions of your probation. However, if you have been accused of violated your probation call LeRoy Law ASAP. There are strategies and motions that can be filed to prevent your arrest. There are legal defenses that may excuse the violation.[/column]

Related Cases

WARRANT FOR PROBATION VIOLATION

    • The Accused: My client had an open warrant for his probation violation, following a DUI Enhanced case. Unfortunately, he had completed very few, if any, of the required conditions of his probation.
    • The Charges: Violation of Probation for DUI Enhanced
    • My Counsel & Defense: I filed a Motion to Dismiss the violation, for lack of jurisdiction.
    • The VERDICT: The Judge granted the Motion; the violation of probation was dismissed, and the warrant was recalled. – Motion to Dismiss Granted

related laws:
Violations of Probation

VIOLATION OF PROBATION, BURGLARY, CARRYING A CONCEALED FIREARM

This Probation Violation case involved:

  • The Accused: Client’s family was unhappy with the performance of previous counsel, so I was retained to take over the client’s one new case and two violations of probation cases.
  • The Charges: Carrying a concealed Firearm (new charge) and Violations of Probation for Burglary and Carrying a Concealed Firearm
  • My Counsel & Defense: Plead to lessor of misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon and violations of probation
  • The VERDICT: Following depositions of the officer that arrested the client for the new case, the State agreed to a time served plea to the lessor included offense of carrying a concealed weapon, a misdemeanor, on the new charge and time served on the violations of probation. The client was released from custody the same day he took the plea.

related laws:
Carrying a Concealed Firearm
Violations of Probation

If You Have Violated Probation Contact West Palm Beach Probation Violation Attorney Josh LeRoy Because Experience Wins. Can You Afford To Lose?

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