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Violation of Probation - Criminal Defense

Lakeland Violation of Probation Defense Attorney, William Twyford, Esq., puts his experience as a Violation of Probation Criminal Defense Lawyer to work for those in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County and the Surrounding Central Florida areas.

Call 863.585.5283 today to schedule a confidential consultation with Attorney William Twyford about your legal rights, options and goals involving Violation of Probation Defense or Criminal Defense issues or disputes.

In the State of Florida, probation may be granted by the court if following a conviction or plea deal the court determines that the party is a low risk repeat offender of committing a crime in the future. When a person is granted probation instead of jail or prison time he or she is free from jail or prison based on specific conditions that are imposed upon him or her, with the length of the period of probation specifically identified.

In individual is closely supervised by the state and the probation officer to make sure that this person is not violating any laws or the terms of his or her probation.

A violation of probation may be under one of two categories of violations:

Substantive Probation Violation: occurs when an individual violates the conditions probation by the act of committing a new crime. If convicted of the new crime, the individual will not only face the sentencing of the new crime, but also have the sentencing guidelines of the associated crime which lead to your probation being instated as well.

Technical Probation Violation: occurs when an individual violates the special conditions of their imposed probation. This type of violating the terms of probation does not involve committing a new crime. Common technical violations of probation include:

  • Changing your address without permission;

  • Failure to pay court costs or fines;

  • Failure to appear for a probation meeting;

  • Being late to a probation meeting;

  • Failure to complete court-ordered classes.

It is important to understand that an accusation of a violation of probation is not a crime, nor does it involve a new trial. It is essentially a probation hearing where arguments will be made by the accusing entity as to the alleged probation violation, as well as arguments against the alleged violation of probation by your attorney. If the violation of probation involves committing a new crime, even if you are found not guilty in the new criminal trial, in a probation violation hearing the it must only be proved in the probation violation hearing that a preponderance of evidence existed that a violation has occurred, as opposed to the burden of proof in a criminal trial which is “beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Having a strong voice of reason in your corner in the form of experienced legal counsel may provide you the best opportunity for a successful outcome in a violation of probation hearing.

If accused of violation the terms of your probation or accused of committing a new criminal offense, make sure you become fully aware of your legal rights and the options that may be available to you under the law in order to reach the best possible outcome relating to the defense of allegations of a probation violation or other criminal charges you are facing.

If have questions, concerns, or need to address legal issues relating to Violation of Probation defense or other criminal defense matters, seek the legal advice and representation of an aggressive criminal defense attorney. At Twyford Law, LLC, you will work with an experienced lawyer who is dedicated to protecting the legal rights those accused of a Violation of Probation or criminal charges in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County and the Surrounding Central Florida areas.

Call 863.585.5283 to discuss your Violation of Probation Defense legal rights, options, and needs. You may also contact us by online case evaluation form.


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