Probation Violation Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale
Our Firm Has Successfully Handled 1000s of Cases
Probation violations are extremely serious criminal matters. Prosecutors
routinely seek severe punishments—even for technical violations.
At Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A., we are proud to offer outstanding representation
and trusted legal counsel to our clients and we always work to diligently
protect their rights and freedoms. Do not hesitate to
contact our law firm at (954) 543-1788 to get in touch with our attorneys.
Different Types of Probation Issued in Florida
In the state of Florida, there are several different types of probation
that may be issued:
According to the Florida Department of Corrections, probation is a term
of community supervision ordered by the court for a specific period of
time. While on probation, the individual must abide by all of the court’s
conditions; he or she will also usually have regular visits from the supervising
officer at least once per month. These visits may also occur at their
home or at their job.
This is a non-contact supervision for offenders who are determined to be
"low risk.” For these individuals, they are changed to administrative
probation after completing half the term of their regular probation. They
will still be subjected to periodic record checks.
This is a specific form of supervised house arrest where the individual’s
freedom is restricted to a certain area; the individual may be subject
to weekend or holiday surveillance by officers who have limited caseloads.
Many individuals on this probation are prison diversions.
Community Control II
This is similar to community control, except that electronic monitoring
is used as an enhancement—allowing the offender to be supervised
24/7 by private vendors. Should one of these vendors notice a curfew violation,
it would be immediately reported to probation staff.
Sex Offender Probation
This is a form of probation specifically for individuals who have been
convicted of a sex crime. This is designed to be a stricter form of probation
for enhanced community protection; while on sex offender probation, individuals
must undergo treatment / counseling. They are also required to submit
two blood specimens for registration with the DNA data bank.
Drug Offender Probation
For drug offenders, they will be put on a more intensive form of probation
where they will be subject to personalized treatment plans, surveillance,
and random drug tests. They will also be in regular contact with a correctional
officer to ensure that they are drug free.
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The Two Types of Probation Violations
Not all violations of probation are the same. In fact, there are two distinct
Technical Violation –
In some cases, you can violate probation without committing an offense
that would result in arrest. This is just some form of misbehavior that
violates the terms laid out by the court but does not break the law. An
example would be failure to report to community control.
Probation violation can also stem from a crime that would have resulted
in an arrest regardless of whether you were on probation.
Violating Your Probation in Fort Lauderdale
If you've been accused of violating probation (VOP), your probation
could be revoked entirely. Once the violation has been noticed, a warrant
will be issues for your arrest; once you are brought into jail, you will
not be permitted to have bond. It is important to understand that you
will not have the right to a trial before jury. Unlike your first case
where the burden of proof was on the prosecution to prove that you had
committed the crime beyond a reasonable doubt, in a VOP case, the prosecutor
will only need to probate that you
more than likely violated your probation.
Why You Need a Ft. Lauderdale Defense Attorney
We know how damaging an alleged probation violation can be, as well as
how disastrous the consequences can be, which is why we will do everything
possible to help obtain a favorable result for your case. If you have
been accused of any probation or supervision violation, working with Rudenberg
and Glasser, P.A. can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
When you choose to secure the assistance of our firm, we will thoroughly
review your situation and develop an effective personalized strategy.
We give these matters the attention they require and we continue pursuing
every avenue until we achieve the most successful outcome.
You Can Benefit from Our Extensive Experience
We have handled thousands of criminal cases in Dade, Broward, and Palm
Beach Counties and are available to help you defend your rights.
If you are being accused of any of the following violations, we can help:
- Ignoring curfew regulations
- Not maintaining employment or residency
- Failing a drug test
- Not notifying a probationary officer of a change of address
- Coming into contact with prohibited persons or areas
- Committing another crime
Work with Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. Today
At Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. we understand you may not have been completely
aware or able to fulfill some of the terms and conditions listed in your
probation, so you may have unknowingly violated a portion of your court
orders. When you choose to work with our
criminal defense attorneys, we will take the time to get to know you and your case. Our team can
determine how an alleged violation or misunderstanding may have occurred,
as well as how you may avoid penalties for said violation. Since our establishment,
we have helped thousands of Florida residents obtain fair outcomes for
their criminal cases. No matter how severe your probation violation may
seem, do not give up hope.
To learn more about our probation violation defense or about Rudenberg
and Glasser, P.A., contact our office and schedule a
free initial consultation with our team in Ft. Lauderdale. Call us today at (954) 543-1788.