In Osceola County, violating your probation is not something someone wants to do, but is unfortunately very EASY to violate, and the consequences are dire. You can be sentenced to the MAXIMUM amount of Jail or Prison for the offense you are on probation for. Osceola County probation is essentially a deal made with the Judge where you promise to be good and do all the things ordered. Violating probation in Osceola County is breaking that promise you made to the Judge. The good news is there are numerous defenses to your violation of probation that an experienced Orlando criminal defense attorney (me) can use to protect you. Call now if you are concerned with your Kissimmee violation of probation.
Who, What, How and Why - The VOP Process
A first appearance Judge at the jail can violate your probation and give you a zero bond if you are arrested for a new law criminal offense. Alternatively, if you are arrested for a new law offense, you may get out of jail before anyone finds out about the fact you’re on probation. At that point, you are obligated to inform your probation officer within 24 hours of your release from jail that you were arrested. This is typically in your probation contract. Failure to report a new law violation to your probation officer is considered a technical violation.
Your probation officer can violate you for not doing community service, not doing enough community service, failing drug tests (you didn’t study hard enough), new law violations, not going to counseling, etc.
The penalty for violating your probation depends obviously on your underlying charge or charges, and can be up to the maximum imprisonment under that charge. So essentially, they can send you to prison or jail for the max.
You are entitled to have a violation of probation hearing by which the State must prove by a preponderance of evidence that you violated your probation. An experienced criminal defense attorney will present you in the best possible light and fight for your rights to get your VOP dismissed or mitigate the damage to you.
Another factor in mitigation or enhancement is the basis for your violation. There MAY BE LEGAL DEFENSES to your violation of probation. To learn more, contact experienced criminal defense attorney Heiko Moenckmeier, Esq. at 407.504.1384 for your free consultation.
WHY? Why contact experienced VOP defense attorney Heiko Moenckmeier & Kevin Pitts? I have defended hundreds of Violations of Probation in Orange County and surrounding counties, and had great success. Let me defend your Violation of Probation today. The consultation is free, and you will speak directly to a real attorney, not a secretary, paralegal, or a call center in India. 407.504.1384