Florida Parole & Probation
If you've been convicted of a crime in Florida, the court will then impose a punishment, which could include a monetary fine, probation or imprisonment. Offenders who are on probation or parole (which has been abolished for most offenders in Florida) must follow certain rules and meet specific conditions to remain free. If you're accused of violating the terms of your release, a parole and probation attorney can help defend you against the accusations.
Things to Know if You've Been Accused of a Probation Violation
If you've been sentenced to probation in Florida, you'll be required to follow "conditions of supervision," or rules and requirements. These conditions can include:
- Paying fines, court costs and victim restitution
- Performing a minimum amount of community service work
- Getting a job
- Undergoing periodic drug testing and completing a drug treatment program (if you were convicted of a drug-related crime)
- Periodically meeting with probation officers
- Not possessing a firearm or other weapon
- Having no contact with the offender's victim
If your probation officer or another law enforcement office thinks you've violated the conditions of your probation, you can be arrested. You will be brought back to the court that originally sentenced you, and a judge will hold a hearing about the alleged probation violation.
It's critical to hire a parole and probation violation attorney if you've been arrested on a probation violation or given notice to appear before a judge. That's because you potentially face imprisonment if the judge determines that you've violated the conditions of supervision. Your lawyer can help defend you against the allegations or argue for leniency if the judge finds you guilty of a probation violation.
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