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What Happens at a Probation Violation Hearing in Florida?

A probation violation hearing is a critical court proceeding. The judge will review the evidence and rule on whether you violated the terms and conditions of your probation. The judge could sentence you to the maximum penalty allowed by law if you lose this hearing. That means you could end up in jail or prison, even if you are...

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DUI Probation Laws In Florida

Probation plays an important role in Florida’s judicial system, especially in DUI cases. The terms of DUI probation are in place partially to deter future drinking and driving and to help identify people who might have a drinking problem and get them the help they need. However, you must take probation seriously because it is a privilege. How is...

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Technical Violations of Probation in Florida

Used to its fullest potential, probation can help turn people’s lives around. But, you must follow all the rules and regulations to make it work. It’s not enough to refrain from committing any new criminal offenses while on probation; you also have to abide by all of the “technical” terms of your probation.  Although Florida has relaxed some of...

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What Are Valid Reasons to Reschedule a Court Date?

Going to court might not be the most enjoyable thing you have to do in life. Missing a court date might seem easier than going to court and missing work, finding someone to watch your children, or maybe finding a ride. However, failing to attend court when ordered could make your legal situation much worse.  If you missed a...

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How Much Jail Time Could I Get for Violating My Probation?

Probation is an alternative to incarceration. In other words, a judge will sometimes sentence you to probation instead of sentencing you to jail or prison. Probation typically involves regular meetings with a probation officer as well as compliance with certain terms of probation. If you violate probation, incarceration could be the result.  What Happens If Florida Accuses You of...

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12 FAQs About Probation in Florida

Being on probation in Florida is like walking a tightrope. One slip could be catastrophic because it could result in incarceration. It may not be as restrictive as being in prison, but make no mistake—your actions and freedoms are significantly curtailed while you are on probation. It is certainly better than being in jail or prison, but if you...

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My First Probation Violation—What Am I Facing?

If you have been charged with a probation violation, you may be wondering what to do from here. Speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney at Moses & Rooth to challenge your probation violation today: 407-449-1538 Every year, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States receive probation sentences.  A failure to comply with the conditions of your...

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Understanding Expungements and Sealed Records

When we are young, we tend to be wild and free. Most youth do not question nor consider the impact of that their actions presently will have on their future. However, youthful bliss and its carefree nature can leave you with life altering consequences. For instance when you are arrested and/or charged with a crime you will have a...

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Understanding Probation Violation in Florida

In Florida, a probation violation happens when a criminal defendant willfully violates the condition of his or her probation. Probation proceedings are different than ordinary criminal cases. They have a lower standard of proof and do not have the same procedural and constitutional protections a defendant will have in a regular criminal prosecution. If you have violated your probation...

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Understanding Your Probation Term in Florida

If you have been charged with a crime, one of the best outcomes you can hope for is a term of probation in lieu of jail time. Unfortunately, the terms of your probation may be complicated and one misstep may compromise your eligibility to remain on probation. Understanding your responsibilities during a probationary period as well as what to...

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