Why is my probation being violated? What can I do to stop it?

Sean C. O’Halloran Experienced Criminal Defense Probation Violation Attorney Ft Myers 239-334-8890 Sarasota 941-366-3506

August 2020

Has your probation officer told you that you are going to be violated?  If so, you need to do something right now.  Do not wait until you are sitting in jail on a no bond hold.

It is easy, particularly in these Covid times to screw up and violate your probation.  It may be a dirty urine or a new arrest.  It may be for not doing the things you were supposed to do, like not paying your probation fees,  not paying restitution, not performing your community service hours, or not going for counseling.  If it is a new crime, chances are the judge is going to issue a no bond warrant, particularly if the new crime is a felony or if you were on probation for a felony.

You need to get in touch with a lawyer now, not later.  It may not be too late to stop the warrant.   It may not be too late to convince your probation officer not to do a probation violation affidavit.  If you wait, you may end up sitting in jail with no bond.  We know it is hard times financially and we know most people rely on relatives or friend for help.  Reach out to them now, while you can, for help.  We can put our fee on a credit card, and you can pay them back later.  If you wait, getting help once you are sitting in jail is really difficult.

As a Lee County defense lawyer, and as a probation violation criminal defense attorney, we may be able to get you some relief before things get out of hand.  You should not be violated for not being able to pay your probation fees or restitution.  This is particularly true if you lost your job and simply do not have the money.  We may be able to intervene and keep the warrant from being issued. 

If you or a loved one, a husband, a brother or sister, or close relative has been arrested here in Lee County, Ft. Myers, Cape Coral or Leheigh, we may be able to get them reinstated to probation and get them released.  We regularly handle probation violation hearings

Even if there is a “No Bond Hold”, we may be able to help you.  If you wait until you are arrested and count on the Public Defender, you may sit weeks before they get to your case.  It is a lot easier to deal with this type of situation if you get in front of it. 

Call today for a free consultation.  It may not be as hopeless as you think