Probation is similar to a suspended jail sentence: you must not violate the terms of your probation, and you must check in with your probation officer on a routine basis. If you fail to meet the terms, you will have to answer for a probation violation.
In lieu of sending a convicted criminal to jail, many courts will impose a sentence of probation. This means you were convicted of a crime, but you either served only a portion of your sentence, or didn’t serve jail time at all.
According to the Florida Department of Corrections, the court uses these kinds of probation:
There are two types of probation violations:
If you violate probation, the judge can either reinstate the probation, modify the probation, or revoke the probation. If a judge revokes the probation, under Florida law, you can receive the maximum penalty for the charges for which you were placed on probation.
A probation violation charge in Stuart, Martin County, or St. Lucia County means your freedom is in jeopardy. If you are found guilty, the state can file to revoke your probation, sending you to prison. If you don’t wish to be incarcerated, you must take specific steps to protect yourself and your rights.
Robert J. Watson uses extensive legal knowledge to scrupulously defend every case that involves probation violations, working hard to build a solid defense that can influence a positive outcome for you. If you want to discuss the specifics of your case, please call 772-288-1880.