Violation of Probation (VOP)
Facing a violation of probation is a very serious situation that must be aggressively defended.
There is no right to a jury trial for a violation of probation. Your case will be tried in front of a Judge who will decide whether the State has proved their case by a preponderance of the evidence. This is a much lower burden of proof than is required at a jury trial.
There is also no right to a speedy trial for a violation of probation hearing. Often times you will be held without bond while your case is pending. If the State proves their case, the Judge could sentence you up to the maximum allowed for the underlying charges you were on probation for.
Often times there are defenses to violating probation that can be used in certain circumstances. It is important to speak to an experienced, aggressive violation of probation attorney as the procedures often vary from county to county.
Ms. Davis has helped those accused of a violation of probation throughout the State of Florida and has an extensive network of professionals
and centers that can sometimes be used to negotiate an alternative sentence such as drug treatment rather than incarceration.
Call today to speak with Elizabeth Davis to evaluate your violation of probation or violation of community control and to discuss the facts of your case and potential mitigation strategies.