A person placed on probation is required to follow the order of the court to complete the terms of probation within a set period of time. If that person does not complete their terms of probation, commits a new law violation or fails to stay in contact with their probation officer, they may be in violation of their probation.
The court can sentence a person charged with violating their probation with jail or prison time for the full jurisdiction of the court. That means a person initially charged with a second-degree misdemeanor and is placed on probation faces 60 days in jail for violating their probation, despite already being on probation for as much as six months.
The high stakes associated with probation violations require experienced attorneys in the defense of those charged with violating probation. We are ready to evaluate any violation of probation case and skillfully advocate on behalf of our clients to ensure the best possible results. Call our office in Sarasota today at 941-365-7171 for a free consultation.