If you have been accused of or charged with probation violation, The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. can help protect you. Probation can be incredibly restrictive and complicated, and even an unintentional violation of the terms of your probation can result in serious consequences, including prison time. Defending against these charges is possible, but you will be much more likely to succeed with the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. has been helping people on probation in Stuart for more than 20 years, and we know how to build your probation violation defense to help you avoid further legal difficulties. To learn more about how we can help you at this crucial moment, contact us today at 772-220-4400.
Why You Need The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A.
A probation violation may not seem like the most serious crime, but it can have serious ramifications. Failure to adequately defend yourself can result in stricter probation terms or even a revocation of probation, forcing you to serve the prison time you had originally avoided. Conversely, a successful defense of your probation violation can help you retain your freedom, and may even result in your probation terms being altered to help you follow them more easily, such as allowing you to complete community service instead of paying fines.
The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. has long been considered one of the top criminal lawyers in the area, largely because of Mr. Golden’s aggressive legal efforts on behalf of those accused of crimes. Mr. Golden has earned an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a Superb rating from Avvo, showing that he is respected by both his colleagues and his former clients. He has over twenty years of experience assisting residents of the Treasure Coast, and is ready to help you as well.
Causes of Probation Violation and Potential Consequences
Probation violation comes in many forms. Some of the common reasons you may be accused of violating probation include:
- Violating curfew
- Failure to meet a probation officer
- Missing a monthly report with a probation officer
- Changing residences without permission
- Possession of illegal substances
- Possession of alcohol
- Failure to pay fines
- Failure to attend school or work without proper excuse
- Committing another crime
Any of the above may lead to a violation of probation. The consequences for this may be very severe. They can include:
- Extension of probation
- Stricter probation terms
- A prison term
Defending against a probation violation charge can be difficult, as the burden of proof is relatively low for the prosecution. However, there are a few common defenses that may work, including having good reason to violate probation, violating probation in good faith (i.e. trying your best not to violate probation but ultimately failing), or showing that this violation was a fluke in an otherwise-clean record.
Attorney Golden can go over the details of your case and determine the best defense for you. With his help, you have the best chance of getting the penalties reduced or the charges dropped entirely.
If you have been accused of or charged with probation violation in Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, Sewall’s Point, Port Salerno, Jupiter, Tequesta, Indiantown, or any part of Martin County, The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. can help. To find out more about your legal options at this crucial time, contact us today at 772-220-4400 for a free case evaluation.