To challenge a probation violation, you’ll need solid legal advice from an experienced Tampa Bay attorney.
Sometimes a judge grants probation in lieu of jail time. When you receive probation and are assigned a probation officer, you must follow specific guidelines to stay in compliance with the terms of your probation. If you fail to do so, you could be taken back to jail.
The most common types of probation violations include:
- Failing a court-ordered drug test
- Not reporting to your probation officer
- Failing to complete community service
- Refusal to submit to a drug test
- Not paying probation fees
- Not completing court-ordered classes
After a probation violation, you may be required to serve your entire original jail time. Depending on the circumstances, you might even face additional penalties. If this occurs, you need legal representation from a Tampa Bay attorney who is experienced with probation violations.
Your attorney can help you challenge the probation violation. This is a different process from presenting a defense to your original charges, and you are not entitled to a trial by jury. You have less protection under the law and it’s your responsibility to prove your case. Often, it’s your word against the probation officer’s word.
With the help of your attorney, you can present a solid case to the judge so you have the best chance possible. When you hire Kemp, Ruge & Green, you can challenge the probation violation with the help of some of Tampa Bay’s most talented lawyers.
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It’s very challenging to fight the accusation of a probation violation and stay out of jail. You’ll need the help of an experienced local attorney who understands how the legal system works here in Tampa and the surrounding region.
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If you’re facing a probation violation, you probably have lots of questions about what will happen next. We require no up-front fees and offer a free and confidential case evaluation that will help you understand your specific circumstances because each situation is unique. Here are some common questions about probation violations.
What happens if I flunk a drug test while I’m on probation?
A failed drug test can be grounds for revoking your probation. You’ll need immediate legal assistance to handle this situation and state your case before the judge.
What if I am accused of having a weapon while on probation?
If your probation terms exclude you from having a weapon, this violation could be very serious for your future and you may be ordered to go back to jail for the rest of your original term. You may even face new charges. Contact Kemp, Ruge & Green as soon as possible.
Is it a big deal if I forget to attend a court-ordered class?
We understand that mistakes happen, but the court isn’t usually lenient about it. A missed court-ordered class can be considered a probation violation unless there are special circumstances. Talk to your lawyer about your options in this situation.
What if my probation officer is lying about my probation violation?
If you believe your probation officer is lying or mistaken about the circumstances of your probation revocation, you need urgent legal assistance. The courts tend to take the opinions of probation officers very seriously, so this will be a difficult battle to fight without the help of a lawyer.
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The lawyers at Kemp, Ruge & Green understand the nature of the Florida probation revocation process and we are dedicated to keeping you out of jail. We will aggressively defend your rights. We’re on your side.
If you have been sent notice of an impending probation violation, contact Kemp, Ruge & Green immediately. We help people with probation violations local communities in the Tampa Bay region, including Pinellas, Hernando, Pasco, St. Petersburg, Hillsborough, Spring Hill, and Tarpon Springs.