A small mistake can lead to huge consequences if you are charged with a probation violation. If you are probation for a past crime and violate the terms of your probation, you can be sent to jail to serve the maximum sentence for the crime you are on probation for. You can also be held in jail without bond.
I’m Kissimmee criminal defense attorney Richard Kelley. I defend people charged with probation and parole violations in central Florida, including minors on probation for juvenile crimes. You can contact me 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a free initial consultation about your case.
When you are on probation for a crime, you still have the full sentence for that crime hanging over you. If you violate your probation for any reason, your probation can be revoked and you will be sent to prison. You will not have an opportunity for another trial. Your future will be in the hands of the judge who gave you probation.
Representing You Before the Judge
In some cases, there may be reasons you violated the terms of your probation. For example, maybe you didn’t attend drug treatment sessions because you needed to work. Many probation violations are technical in nature. As your lawyer, I will attempt to explain your circumstances to the judge.
If you are charged with a new crime, I can also defend you on those charges. I can negotiate with the prosecutor to speed up the process so you won’t have to sit in jail for months while your case is decided.