Sanford, Florida Probation Violation Defense Lawyer
Individuals sometimes are sentenced to probation as an alternative to incarceration. Through probation, individuals are allowed to avoid jail as long as the rules of probation are complied with. But when any of the terms of probation are violated, the consequences can be severe.
At the Law Office of Mark H. Randall, Attorney at Law, we represent clients who have been charged with violating the conditions of their probation. If you have been charged with or accused of a probation violation, I can help. For a free consultation, contact me online, or call my law office at (407) 831-3434.
At Mark H. Randall, Attorney at Law , I have represented clients involved in a variety of situations that resulted in a probation violation charge, including:
- Missing a scheduled probation hearing
- Failing to report to probation officer
- Failing or falling behind on fines or court costs
- Failing random drug testing
- Failing to meet any of the other requirements of probation
- New arrests
Consequences of a Probation Violation
The penalties for a probation violation can be severe. Depending on the nature of the violation, an individual can face the original maximum penalty for the original offense. Other possible penalties include additional:
- Community service
- House arrest
- Jail time
- Reinstatement of probation
In the eyes of the court, a probation violation is a very serious offense. Not only was the original crime committed, but the court-ordered probation was also violated. Sometimes, the court offers little sympathy for probation violators.
Fortunately, there are options available for those charged with a probation violation. As a defense lawyer with over forty-four years of experience in criminal law, I argue on behalf of clients, seeking the most favorable outcome in each case I handle.