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Probation Violations

In the State of Florida, probation violations make up some of the most common reasons for arrest. This is because law enforcement officers do not have to have a warrant in order to make an arrest for probation violations. When someone is sentenced to probation, they can be arrested at any time for a violation of the terms of their probation. Fortunately, an experienced Pensacola criminal defense attorney can help defendants through the court process.

 

A person may be sentenced to probation for a number of reasons. Most of the time, probation is offered as an alternative to more severe penalties and sentences when a defendant has no prior arrest record. The length of a probation sentence varies according to the type of crime that the defendant is being charged with. However, Florida probation violations carry with them steep penalties, and can result in additional jail time, as well as a rather lengthy prison term. This is why having a good Florida criminal defense attorney is so important.

 

Florida Probation Violation Processes

The process for dealing with probation violations in the state of Florida is about the same in all counties. Probation violations may also be referred to as community control violations. Community control is sometimes ordered for those charged with family or domestic violence offenses. An officer does not need a warrant to make an arrest when a person on probation is suspected of violating the terms of their probation order.

 

The court that handled the case pertaining to the original offense has jurisdiction in probation violation cases. After the arrest, the defendant will be returned to the county or city jail where the jurisdictional court resides. Every person accused of violating probation in the state of Florida has the right to a hearing. During this hearing, both the defendant and the state have the right to present evidence pertaining to the probation violations. It is always beneficial to have an experienced Florida criminal defense attorney present the facts for you.

 

At the end of the hearing, the presiding judge can do one of three things: revoke the probation sentence, change the terms of probation, or continue the order of probation as is. If probation is revoked, this results in an automatic finding of guilt for the original offense. When this is the case, the court may enter the original sentence or alter the terms of sentencing. This can mean a substantial amount of time behind bars, depending on the nature of the crime.

 

A Florida criminal defense attorney can stand up for the rights of those accused of probation violations. Time is of the essence in these types of cases, so it is important to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. In Pensacola and the surrounding areas, call T. Andrew Marks. He can discuss your case with you over the phone or schedule a free consultation. T. Andrew Marks is a Florida criminal defense attorney that handles cases in Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, Okaloosa County, Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze, Milton, and Navarre, Florida.

 
 
   

Assault & Battery

Community Control Violations

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Intoxication

Domestic Violence

Drug Crimes & Drug Trafficking

Drunk Driving

DUI & BUI

Expungment

Forgery & Counterfeiting

Juvenile Crimes

License Revocation

Probation Violations

Resisting without Violence

Sex Crimes

Stalking

Theft Crimes

Traffic Offenses

Weapons Offenses

White Collar Crime

Worthless Check Offenses

 

WHY T. ANDREW MARKS?

Andrew has represented thousands of criminal defense clients, which include over 100 jury trials to verdict. Andrew vigorously defends his clients' legal rights through aggressive representation. Plus, he will personally return your call!
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ABOUT T. ANDREW MARKS

Andrew Marks is Florida criminal defense attorney. Based in Pensacola, he represents adult and juvenile clients charged with misdemeanors & felonies in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties in Florida.
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T. Andrew Marks represents clients who have been arrested in Florida for Assault & Battery, BUI, DUI, Forgery, Kidnapping, Restraining Orders, Lewd or Lascivious Conduct, Robbery & Theft, Sexual Battery, Weapons & Firearms, Worthless Checks, Burglary, Domestic Violence, DOMV Injunctions, Drugs, Driving Under the Influence, False Domestic Charges, Felony Sentencing, Forgery & Counterfeiting, Resisting With Violence, Resisting Without Violence, Stalking, Traffic Offenses, White Collar Crime, Disorderly Conduct, Drunk Driving, Expungement, Juvenile Crimes, Probation Violation, Sex Crimes, serving all clients throughout Florida, including Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, Okaloosa County, Walton County, Holmes County, Pensacola, Perdido, Cantonment, Jay, Beulah, Milton, Pace, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Fort Walton Beach, Eglin AFB, Pensacola NAS, Destin, Crestview, Niceville, Valparaiso, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach.