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

I have a Ft. Myers probation violation. What can I do?

Aiken and Ohalloran of Fort Myers 2257 Cleveland Ave Fort Myers, Fl 33901 …WHEN YOUR FREEDOM IS AT STAKE…Call TODAY: 239-334-8890

AUGUST 2, 2020

The Covid crisis has put a lot of people in a situation where their probation is about to be violated.    Many people have lost their jobs and cannot pay their probation fees and court ordered restitution.  Many people may have been forced to move and not notified their probation officer.  Some people have picked up a new arrest for shoplifting or not scanning items at a grocery store like Walmart.  Desperate people do desperate things.

If you get arrested for a probation violation, and there is a no bond order, you may lose the only job that you have been able to get.  If you think you have a violation coming, now is the time to talk to a Ft. Myers or Cape Coral probation violations criminal defense attorney.  Hiring a good Fort Myers defense lawyer can make a huge difference, and it may keep you from getting arrested and sitting in jail.

A public defender cannot help you and will not be appointed until after you are arrested.  Do not wait until the police are knocking at your door.  We may be able to intervene and keep you from being arrested.  Under the law, you should not be violated for simply not having the money to pay probation fees.  If you caught a new charge, there may be a defense, and if we can get the new charge dropped, we may be able to keep you from being violated.

We understand that times are hard and you may be short on money.  Sitting in jail on a no bond order is going to make things much worse.  Give us a call and we can explore payment options.  Do you a mom or dad that can help out?  A brother, sister, Uncle or Aunt that might be able to help?.  Do you have someone, maybe even an employer that might be able to put the lawyer fee on a credit card now?  What you spend now may save you a ton it terms of what you stand to lose if you get arrested for the violation and spend weeks or months in jail.

It doesn’t cost anything to call and at least find out what you can do?