If you or a loved one is facing prosecution for a probation violation, it is critical to consult with an experienced Miami probation violation attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. You need the counsel of an experienced lawyer to guide you through the process and maximize your chances of resolving your case with a favorable outcome.
Probation Violations & Community Control Violations
Probation and community control violations are particularly serious offenses for several important reasons. First of all, when someone is charged with a violating their probation, the only relevant issue is whether or not the person violated a general or special condition imposed by the judge at sentencing. It is no longer important whether or not the person committed the underlying crime, has a defense to the underlying crime or took a plea out of convenience. Moreover, the person is facing the same punishment he or she could have received originally when they were accused of the crime. For example, if someone pled no contest to a third-degree felony like grand theft and is charged with a probation violation, they would face up to five years in state prison. If someone was sentenced to probation originally on a first-degree misdemeanor case like petit theft or domestic violence, for example, they would face up to a year in jail.
Another distinguishing factor of a probation violation is that the judge is the trier of fact—not a jury of one’s peers. Additionally, the prosecutor only has to prove that somebody violated their probation or community control by a preponderance of the evidence. This is in contrast to the higher standard of proof beyond a reasonable doubt used in criminal cases. For these reasons, it is absolutely imperative that a person charged with a violation of probation or community control retain an experienced and knowledgeable Miami probation violations attorney.
Contact an Experienced Miami Probation Violation Attorney
Over the years, we have represented hundreds of clients in probation violations and community control violations. There is a good chance that we have dealt with your type of case and have represented clients who shared similar needs and concerns that you may have. Feel free to browse through the results section of our site for a representative sample of some of our past cases, and the results we have achieved for our clients.
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