HAVE YOU BEEN ARRESTED FOR A PROBATION VIOLATION?

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If you have been arrested for a probation violation in Ft. Myers or Lee County or think you are about to be violated by your probation officer there are some important things you need to know.  Most of the time, you will be denied bond and sit in jail pending a probation violation hearing. That is why it is so very important to speak to a criminal defense attorney before it happens.  If you have committed a technical violation like a dirty urine or missed an appointment with your probation officer, it may be possible to convince the officer not to violate you.  If you have not paid your court costs or paid court ordered restitution hiring an attorney now may keep you from being arrested.

If you think you are about to be violated call for a free consultation at 239 334 8890.  Most of the time on a probation violation, you will be denied bond and sit in jail pending a probation violation hearing. That is why it is so very important to speak to a criminal defense attorney before it happens.  If you have committed a technical violation like a dirty urine or missed an appointment with your probation officer, it may be possible to convince the officer not to violate you.  If you have not paid your court costs or paid court ordered restitution hiring an attorney now may keep you from being arrested.

A probation violation has to be willful and substantial.  Simply not having money to pay costs or a fine is not necessarily a violation.  If you have been arrested for a new crime, it is another story.  Most of the judges at first appearance will deny or increase bond when you are taken to first appearance for a new crime if you are on probation.  Having a real lawyer at first appearance is important.  Many people have entered pleas to simply get their case over with not realizing how difficult it may be to successfully complete probation.  If you are on sex offender probation you know what I mean.  Did you know that the number one reason for being arrested in Ft. Myers is a violation of probation?

If you are on sex offender probation you know what I mean.  Did you know that the number one reason for being arrested in Ft. Myers is a violation of probation?.  If you bond out and days later you are picked up on the violation, you lose the money you spent on the bondsman.  Sometimes you need to think long term and not just focus on immediately getting out.  It is more important to stay out of State prison than being able to immediately bond out.

At our Ft. Myers criminal law firm we regularly handle probation violation of all types.  As a sex crime lawyer, Peter Aiken has represented many men on sex offender probation.  Sex offender probation is difficult to successfully complete.  They are just looking for any way to violate you.  If you think you are about to be violated call for a free consultation at 239 334 8890

 

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