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What Constitutes a Probation Violation in Gainesville, FL?

When put on probation, there are terms and conditions that you are required to follow in order to avoid consequences. Being put on probation is generally an alternative to jail time so there are often very strict regulations on the probation order. The ways in which you can violate your probation will depend on your specific conditions. Every probation can be different, so it is imperative that you are familiar with your unique orders. There are also two different types of probation violations in Florida, a technical violation or a substantive violation. Technical would mean violating a specific term on your probation order, such as:

  • Failing to report to your probation officer at a scheduled time
  • Failing to pay fines or restitution
  • Failing a drug test or alcohol test
  • Failing to appear in court
  • Failing to complete a class ordered by the court

The technical violations will vary depending on the details of your order. A substantive violation in Florida can occur if you commit any new criminal offense. When it comes to this violation, it does not necessarily matter if you are actually convicted. Even if you beat the charges or the case is dismissed, you can still face consequences to your probation. If you are facing a probation violation charge you need to team up with a Gainesville criminal defense lawyer right away!

Kinsell Law Firm is a criminal defense firm and we have handled countless probation violation cases. We can help you prove actual innocence or challenge the evidence found against you to in order to avoid the penalties at stake. We also offer a free initial consultation so you can discuss your case with us at no cost to you. Contact our firm today for the aggressive and experience representation that you need!