Probation Violation: Lawyers from Dale Carson Law Fight False Claims to Keep You Out of Jail
If you have been charged with a probation violation, a lawyer from Dale Carson Law can help keep you from serving unnecessary jail time or having your probation extended. Because a conviction has already occurred on a felony or misdemeanor charge, a defendant charged with violation of probation has fewer rights in Florida. A criminal law attorney is often necessary to protect defendants’ rights and keep them from serving too much prison time.
Florida defense lawyers at Dale Carson Law have a solid track record for successfully defending violation of probation charges and minimizing adverse results. Discuss your alleged probation violation with a lawyer from Dale Carson Law for free. Call Dale Carson Law today at 904-355-6777.
Why You Should Fight Allegations of Probation Violation — a Lawyer Explains
A violation of probation charge works differently in Florida than other criminal charges. Because you have already been convicted on a felony or misdemeanor charge, the law provides less protection against conviction. Some of the differences for a probation violation case are:
- Prosecutors must prove your probation violation by a preponderance of the evidence, not beyond a reasonable doubt
- You can’t get out on bond while waiting for your hearing
- Prosecutors can admit hearsay testimony against you
- You don’t have a right to a jury trial
- You can be forced to testify, even if your testimony will incriminate you
- There is no statute of limitations—even if you have completed your probation, if prosecutors discovered you violated probation while subject to probationary terms, you can be charged
While these differences increase the challenge of fighting a probation violation charge, it is far from impossible. Florida defense lawyers from Dale Carson Law have helped many of our clients successfully defend against probation violation charges.
Why fight a probation violation charge? Because you could end up serving an unnecessary amount of time in jail or prison.
If you are convicted of violating the terms of your probation, the judge can sentence you to serve up to the maximum allowable prison time for the original crime. So, if you were convicted of a crime with a maximum allowable sentence of five years in prison but were put on probation instead, violating your probation terms could still get you up to five years in prison—even if you were just months away from completing your probation period. Other consequences for violating probation include reinstatement of your probation (same terms, but you start over) and modification of your probation—usually involving more restrictive terms.
However, an experienced Florida criminal law attorney, like those at Dale Carson Law, can help you fight the charge and, in many cases, avoid unnecessary prison time or extended probation.
Receive a Free Consultation About Your Alleged Probation Violation — a Lawyer at Dale Carson Law will Speak with You
Don’t just plead guilty to an alleged violation of probation. In Florida, a criminal law attorney can help protect you against unnecessary jail time or extended probation. Florida defense lawyers from Dale Carson Law are available to speak with you for free and help you evaluate your situation. There’s no cost or obligation for this initial consultation. Go to our Complimentary Consults page and schedule a free consultation with a probation violation lawyer today.
Or call a probation violation lawyer at Dale Carson Law today at 904-355-6777.
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