In Florida, violating probation is a serious matter. If a person is alleged to have violated probation, the probation officer will file an affidavit stating the facts that support that the person violated probation. That affidavit will be delivered to the Judge. The Judge will then review the affidavit, review the facts of the alleged violation of probation, and review the charge or charges for which the person is on probation. After doing this, the Judge will make a determination on whether to issue a bench warrant and if so, then another determination as to whether to set a bond.
Generally, when there is a violation of probation, particularly in a Felony case and a warrant is issued, one is held "No Bond" until one sees the Judge who placed them on probation. An attorney at that time, can request a bond. However, it is difficult to obtain a bond for violations of probation. A violation of probation may include allegations that a new charge was committed, not showing up to probation on a monthly basis, or not following through with the conditions of probation, etc....An individual accused of violating probation can be sentenced to the maximum allowed under the charge or charges for which they are on probation.
Need an attorney for a criminal case in West Palm Beach? It is recommended that if one has violated or believes they may be in violation of probation, that person should seek the advice from the most experienced West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney. We have represented hundreds of individuals charged with violation of probation. You may contact us for an office conference to discuss the details of a violation of probation.