Viewed as a trial period for those who have been released from prison, probation legally requires Individuals to check in with a parole officer who monitors their activities, including drug and alcohol use. Probation can be assigned even for misdemeanors that don’t involve prison time.
If accused of violating your probation, you run the risk of having it revoked. A judge could sign a warrant for your arrest and imprison you for up to the time remaining on the probation. There is no statute of limitations for probation violations and the courts are typically not lenient on these offenses. Penalties or sentence adjustments could include:
- Jail time
- Additional charges
- Added probation time
- Revocation of probation
- State and Federal legal consequences
Probation violations are a serious offense in Florida. If you have missed one of your probation meetings or have tested positive for an illegal drug, you could face severe penalties if found guilty. You may have to attend a hearing to dispute the evidence.
Contact the Mirsky Law Firm immediately if you have received a notice of an impending probation violation. Our detailed knowledge of the complexities surrounding a revocation hearing is your best defense in the possible reinstatement of your probation and avoidance of jail time.