Sometimes, a defendant placed on probation or community control may violate the terms of their sentence. The most common violation is failing to report to the Probation Officer as directed. Other violations include not paying restitution, testing positive for controlled substances during drug testing, and committing additional crimes while on supervision. If you face charges for a violation of your probation or community control order, a Jacksonville probation/community control violation lawyer as soon as possible. Millicent Daniels, a seasoned criminal defense attorney, will fight for your rights and ensure that your voice is heard. She will diligently assist you with:
A violation of probation or community control does not automatically result in a defendant being sent to prison. The state must file a “Rule to Show Cause,” or request that the court order a hearing to determine whether the defendant has violated their sentence conditions and warrant sending them back to jail.
The courts will appoint an attorney for probationers and defendants on community control who violate their sentence conditions, but they are often granted court-appointed counsel for violations at their initial sentencing. While the defendant may technically be found not guilty, it is likely that any conviction for violating probation or community control would result in a longer prison sentence than the original offense that triggered such supervision.
Attorney Daniels is dedicated to ensuring that you have the best possible defense during every stage in a criminal process. No matter what type, criminal arrest status may apply. Let us help you today. Contact Daniels Law Firm to speak with a Jacksonville probation/community control violations lawyer today.
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