Violations of Probation Attorney

Attorneys Serving Indian River/ St. Lucie/ Brevard/ Martin and Okeechobee counties

The attorneys at Green & Metcalf understand how devastating a charge of Violation of Probation can be for the accused and their entire family. Many of these cases result in “No Bond” warrants and the Court’s refuse to grant pre-trial release. What was relatively simple probationary sentence can turn into a legal nightmare. Aside from a potential “No Bond” status, the defendant now faces the maximum penalty that could have originally been imposed and a conviction of guilt if it was previously withheld, making the defendant ineligible to have his or her record sealed.

What Happens When You Violate Your Probation in Florida
If you willfully violate the terms of your probation in Florida, the judge may sentence you to jail for the maximum amount of time allowable for your criminal charge.

Some examples of probation violation are:

  • Failing a drug test
  • Not completing an alcohol or drug program
  • Not submitting a change of address
  • Not reporting to your probation officer
  • Failing to pay court fees
  • Being arrested for a new offense

The penalties for this offense include:

  • Extending the terms of probation
  • Jail or prison sentences
  • Having a withhold of adjudication turned into a criminal conviction

Andrew B. Metcalf
“The idea of reliving the prosecution of your criminal case because of a violation of probation is nightmare. To again face the original penalties and an even greater sentence that which was originally imposed requires competent legal counsel. You should know that the prosecutor no longer has the burden of “beyond a reasonable doubt” and you are no longer entitled to a jury trial in V.O.P. cases. Hiring an attorney who is not only aggressive but is willing to listen and understand what is at stake for each individual client is essential. I am dedicated to providing the same level of representation to each client that I would provide a member of my own family. These cases may seem impossible at times, but a skilled lawyer knows what is at stake and will work hard to help you through.”

Green & Metcalf - The Attorneys at Law That You Want on Your Side

  • Rated a perfect “10” by AVVO
  • Readers’ Choice: Best Lawyer/ Law Firm – Hometown News, Indian River County
  • “Preeminent” Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell for Ethics and Legal Ability
  • One of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” - The National Trial Lawyers
  • Past President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President of the Indian River County Bar Association
  • A fixture on the Treasure Coast since 1975
  • 24/7 availability

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