Ocala and Gainesville Violation of Probation Lawyer

When a Florida probation officer alleges that probation has been violated by an individual, the judge will typically sign a warrant for the arrest of that individual. Depending on the county, this warrant generally has a "no bond" provision, which means that without an attorney to help resolve your case or obtain a bond, you could be sitting in jail for weeks or months until your case is resolved.

Gainesville / Ocala Probation Violation Attorney

The firm handles legal matters in a variety of areas including criminal defense, civil traffic and criminal traffic law and violation of probation (VOP). If you have been accused of violating probation by missing curfew, failing to show up for an appointment, failing a drug screen, failing to pay restitution or committing a new offense, the office will work to defend your rights. Contact a VOP lawyer today by calling 877-219-1875.

There are several ways we can help you in handling your probation violation case, including:

  • Contacting your probation officer on your behalf to request additional time for you to come into compliance with the terms of your probation.
  • Filing a "motion for surrender" or a "motion to set or reduce bond" allowing you to turn yourself in on the Florida warrant in the courtroom allowing the judge to set a reasonable bond in the case, or maybe even dismiss the allegation and release you.
  • Arranging for you to turn yourself in on the violation of probation warrant, and representing you at your first appearance hearing which can take place within a few hours of the time you surrender yourself to the jail.

Florida Probation Violation Lawyer

When you are sentenced for violating your probation, it's considered a re-sentencing; a VOP is considered a separate matter from the crime for which you are on probation.  The standard of proof is lower and the judge can sentence you to the maximum allowed by law. Probation violation cases can be extremely technical and having an attorney who is comfortable in front of a judge is very important.

When you hire Attorney Christian Straile you can be assured that you have an attorney on your side who knows how to communicate with judges to obtain the best result possible in your case.  Click, call or fill out the form now to see how we can help in your VOP.

For more on Violations of Probation visit the VOP blog.