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Violation of Probation

Violation of Probation in Polk County

Will your probation be revoked?

Are you being accused of violating a term or condition of your probation? If so, it is imperative that you engage a Polk County criminal defense attorney from Colón & McNelis, PA immediately to represent you at the court hearing. As former prosecutors with over 40 years of collective experience and with over 500 jury trials handled, we are qualified to help you.

Probation is covered under Section 948.03 F.S. Under this section, the court shall determine the specific terms and conditions of probation; however, the following can be considered standard conditions for probation:

  • Report to the probation officer as directed
  • Allow probation or parole officers to visit at the offender's home or elsewhere
  • Work faithfully at suitable employment
  • Remain within a specific geographical area
  • Refrain from breaking the law
  • Pay victim restitution where applicable
  • Support legal dependents
  • Refrain from associating with known criminals
  • Submit to random drug testing
  • Prohibited from possessing, carrying, or owning any firearm
  • Prohibited from using illegal drugs

What happens if I violate my probation?

Under Section 948.06, if the court has reason to believe that a probationer has violated one or more terms of his or her probation, a warrant can be issued for the person's arrest. The probationer would be brought before the court and advised of his or her violation or charge.

If the probationer admits the violation or charge to be true, the court may revoke, modify, or continue the probation. If the probation is revoked, the court will adjudicate the probationer guilty and proven or admitted, unless the offender has been adjudicated guilty in the past, and shall impose any sentence that may have been originally imposed before the offender was placed on probation.

Seek Representation from a Polk County Criminal Lawyer

If the probationer does not admit to violating their probation, the court may release the probationer with or without bail pending a further hearing, or the court may dismiss the charge of a probation violation.

At Colón & McNelis, PA, we recommend hiring a defense attorney to represent you at the hearing. If you admit that you are guilty of violating your probation, your probation can be revoked and your original sentence could be imposed.

Whether there is a warrant for your arrest, or if you have already been brought before the court, we urge you to contact our office to learn why it is so important to be represented by reputable defense counsel at your hearing.

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Colón & McNelis, PA
Colón & McNelis, PA
Criminal Defense Attorney in Polk County
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