What is probation, and what happens if it is violated? Florida code chapter 948 deals with Probation and defines it as:
(1) “Administrative probation” means a form of non-contact supervision in which an offender who presents a low risk of harm to the community may, upon satisfactory completion of half the term of probation, be transferred by the Department of Corrections to non-reporting status until the expiration of the term of supervision.
Violating the conditions of probation can land the offender in serious trouble because they have already been convicted of a crime and have been given leniency by the court.
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Conditions of Probation
The conditions of probation all will vary according to what is worked out with the court and judge. Generally, probation means that a person is assigned a Probation Officer who they are required to meet with on a regular basis, and who may check in on them unannounced to ensure that they are not in violation of their Probation.
Conditions of Probation usually include any of the following:
- Being prohibited from associating with any known criminals
- Attending court-ordered classes
- Attending regular meetings with Probation Officer
- Registering place of residence with the court
- Not being able to change residence without permission of the court
A person who has been sentenced to probation has much less protection under the law because they are already an offender, so it is very important to have the services of a competent criminal attorney who can provide as much protection as possible.
Miami Criminal Defense Attorney, Evan Hoffman has experience not only as a criminal defender, but also a former prosecutor. To give yourself the best chance at beating your charges of probation violation call us today (305) 928-1669 or contact us online.