Miami Probation Violation Lawyer
Criminal Defense Attorney for Miami, Florida Probation Violations
A probation violation occurs when a person who is on formal or informal probation violates one or more terms of his or her agreement. For example, one mandatory requirement may be that the defendant checks in with his or her probation officer once a month. A failure to report to one's probation officer may qualify as a violation of probation and may result in the immediate arrest of the individual on probation, as well as the possibility of facing criminal penalties.
Have you been accused of a probation violation in South Florida? Miami criminal attorney Michael Mirer may be able to help you. By talking to a criminal defense attorney about your situation, you can learn more about your legal rights and what you can do to challenge the allegations that you have violated probation.
About Probation Violations
Following are some examples of probation violations in Miami, Florida:
- Failure to report to probation officer
- Associating with known criminals/gang members
- Drug or alcohol abuse
- Failure to appear in court
- Failure to pay victim restitution or court-ordered fines
- Failure to attend court-ordered counseling
- Arrest for a new criminal offense
When your probation officer becomes aware that you have committed any type of violation or believes that you have violated probation, he or she will have the authority to arrest you and bring you before the court. You will be entitled to a hearing, however, to contest this violation. That is where a Miami probation violation lawyer plays a crucial role. Because you have the right to due process and because this is a legal matter, having a professional to represent your interests may make the difference between you remaining on probation or having to serve the rest of your sentence in jail.
No matter your particular violation, our firm can help. Contact Miami, Florida criminal attorney Michael Mirer today for a free consultation.