In the state of Florida, probation is a privilege afforded to a select few for the sake of aiding in rehabilitation, the dispensation of more effective justice, and a way to reduce overcrowding in Florida’s prison institutions.
Probation is considered a form of privilege afforded by the Florida courts, and should be regarded as a state of grace, as opposed to a punitive measure. It is a form of legal supervision as an alternative to a prison sentence that is contingent on compliance and a genuine effort to mitigate the harm caused by mistakes made in the past.
Typically, probation is extended to those who commit less-serious offenses. Rarely do people convicted of something such as aggravated assault and battery receive a sentence of probation, though this is not always the case. This is why it’s important to have a good lawyer on your side.
Probation terms are explicit in their terms regarding what behavior is and is not allowed during the probationary period and deviation from these terms as they are outlined can be considered a violation of probation. Probation violation is a very serious charge that exposes the defendant to the possibility of having to serve the maximum penalty for the offense they were charged with.
In the state of Florida, there are five different types of probation a person convicted of a given crime may be subject to. Which one of probation a given offender is assigned depends on a number of different factors, including the seriousness and nature of the crime, and any remorse shown by the defendant.
In the state of Florida, most probation violations run along several common scenarios:
A probation violation can upend months, and even years of hard work to rebuild a life marred by the specter of an act of poor judgment or an offense for which one is truly remorseful. In many cases, the violation has extenuating or mitigating circumstances that can make a violation, and a remanding of the defendant back to jail, a miscarriage of justice.
Robert Zlatkin has the legal expertise, and deep knowledge of probation of violation statutes that can make the difference between the latitude to continue making strides toward a better life and the deconstruction of lives and families.
Call Robert Zlatkin, Tampa criminal defense lawyer for legal representation against probation violation charges in Tampa, Florida today.