Probation Violation Attorney in Broward, Palm-Beach, & Miami-Dade Counties
Probation can entail strict supervision, drug tests, and lofty fines. The time in which you can be placed on probation depends on the classification of the charge. Misdemeanor Probation carries a maximum of 1 year, whereas felony probation is much more serious and therefore lengthier. Both require certain conditions to be met, including:
- Monthly reporting to an assigned Probation Officer
- Community Service
- Mandatory Drug Testing
- Court Appearances if requested
- Paying Fines, Fees, and Cost of Supervision
- Restitution (if applicable)
- No new arrests or affiliating with known criminals
Failure to do any of the above, or committing a new crime will result in a violation. A violation of probation, or a VOP, can happen in two ways:
1) You are charged with a new crime, or
2) You are given a ‘Technical Violation.’ (i.e. failure to report to a drug test)
Regardless of the situation, retaining an attorney is imperative, and should be done right away. An attorney can build a strategic defense best suited for your individual case, and help avoid any further damage. Call The Law Firm of Adam M. Brofsky today for a free case evaluation (561) 577-7762
At this time, assuming you aren’t already incarcerated, a warrant will be issued for your arrest. Usually a VOP results in a no bond hold, meaning you will remain incarcerated until a formal bond hearing is held. Retaining an attorney immediately can possibly help you avoid a trip to jail, as an attorney can file a motion for in-court surrender. In some cases, the judge may opt to ROR (release on own recognisance) the defendant instead of holding them without bond. Mr. Brofsky is very well versed in the intricacies of probation violations, and will work quickly to get you the advantage. Call Today for a Free Case Evaluation
It’s important to remember that VOP hearings do not require the same standard of evidence as normal hearings. Even if the violation was entirely accidental, the penalties can be severe, often resulting in jail time and a conviction on the VOP. Retaining Mr. Brofsky for these matters can often expedite the process, and increase the likelihood of a positive outcome.
Early Termination of Probation
A motion for early termination of probation can shave months off of your probation sentence. In some cases, the original plea agreement will even specify whether or not early termination is allowed, and what conditions must be met in order to do so. If the state had no initial objections to an early termination, there are several basic conditions that must be satisfied before a motion can be filed. An attorney can assist you in a thorough accounting of these conditions, and greatly increase the chances that the motion will be granted.
- All court costs and fines paid
- Community service completed
- Any mandated classes/counseling completed
Mr. Brofsky will be able to differentiate any special conditions you may have, and ensure they are completed well before a motion is set forth. Since the judge is the one who ultimately decides, he will consider the judge’s usual stance on Early Terms, and better adjust his motion to accommodate. The process can take anywhere from 5 to 8 weeks, so it’s a good idea to give us a call about a month before you are to finish your probation conditions.
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