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Probation Violation

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Before hiring a probation violation attorney, what should I know about VOP?

Being on probation (including house arrest and community control) is not easy, and those on probation should seek the counsel of a probation protection lawyer. Unforeseen and unimaginable issues can arise that result in violations and incarceration. In other words, when on probation, seemingly everyday activities can put the probationer at risk of violating it and going back to jail.

Terms and conditions of probation can be confusing and contradictory. Contact A good West Palm Beach probation violation attorney for a comprehensive review of your “probation papers” to clarify them.

I can help you. Probation is not freedom; you will still be under close and unrelenting supervision from the first day.

Different Types of Probation include:

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Unsupervised Probation

An unsupervised probation sentence does not require you to report to a probation officer or have a probation officer supervise you or your activities.

A Judge may order you to pay a fine or satisfy another obligation. You may jeopardize your unsupervised status if you fail to fulfill that obligation.

Supervised Probation

Supervised probation involves oversight by a probation officer. You can expect to be required to make regular appointments with your probation officer to review your status and progress.

For example, you may have to appear at the probation office once a month. The probation officer will likely make occasional visits to your residence and, possibly, even to your place of employment. You may face travel restrictions. In other words, you may not be able to leave your town for an extended period (or any period) without the advance approval of your probation officer.

Intense Supervised Probation/Community Control

Intense supervised probation will have far more significant reporting requirements. You may be obliged to report to the probation office weekly. You may be required to wear an ankle, or GPS, monitor to track your movements throughout the community. A Judge may place you in home confinement under a sentence of intense supervised probation, which means that it will restrict when and why you can leave your home.

For example, it will permit you to leave your home only for work, appointments with your probation officer, and counseling sessions. Other activities away from your home will need specific approval from your probation officer.

If You Have Violated, You Will Need an Experienced Probation Attorney

At LeRoy Law, we take pride in representing individuals in all probationary issues, including:

  1. Violation Defense
  2. Motion Representation
  3. Motion to Modify Probation
  4. Motion to Terminate Probation
  5. Probation Intercession / Grievances Probation intends to provide supervision for offenders following a jail sentence or instead of one. Another, more important, job of probation is to assist the offender in reintegrating into society, thereby reducing the chances of repeat criminal behavior.

How long will I be on probation?

The length and terms of the probation term vary depending on the crime. The timeframe can range from days to months to years. Violation of the rules and conditions of probation can result in severe penalties.

Those penalties are contingent on the nature of the violation, whether you have had any past violations, your overall performance on probation, and the seriousness of the original charge. The punishment for violating probation is often harsher than the initial plea offer.

Violations of probation can include:

  • You are traveling outside of the county where you live without notifying your probation officer.
  • Failing a drug test.
  • Failing to complete alcohol or drug treatment.
  • Failing to follow your probation officer’s instructions.
  • Or being arrested for a new charge.

Suppose a judge finds that you have willfully and substantially violated the terms and conditions of your probation. In that case, the judge may sentence you to jail or prison for up to the statutory maximum for the original crime.

For instance, if found to have violated probation for a first-degree misdemeanor, the judge can sentence you up to one (1) year in the county jail, whereas if the probation was for a second-degree felony, the judge can sentence you up to fifteen (15) years in prison.

Remember that judges have tremendous flexibility when sentencing a person found to have violated their probation. Moreover, remember that not all “alleged violations” are violations. Most people forget that a probation violation is just an accusation until proven in court. There are lots of legal defenses to violations of probation.

It is crucial to comply with the terms and conditions of your probation. However, call LeRoy Law ASAP if authorities accuse you of violating your probation. There are strategies and motions we can file to prevent your arrest. There are legal defenses that may excuse the violation.

Related Cases


    • The Accused: My client had an open warrant for his probation violation following a DUI Enhanced case. Unfortunately, he had completed very few, if any, of the required conditions of his probation.
    • The Charges: Violation of Probation for DUI Enhanced
    • My Counsel & Defense: I filed a Motion to Dismiss the violation for lack of jurisdiction.
    • The VERDICT: The Judge granted the Motion; the probation violation was dismissed, and the warrant was recalled. – Motion to Dismiss Granted

related laws:
Violations of Probation


This Probation Violation case involved:

  • The Accused: The client’s family was unhappy with the performance of the previous counsel, so they retained me as their West Palm Beach probation violation attorney to take over the client’s one new case and two violations of probation cases.
  • The Charges: Carrying a concealed Firearm (new charge) and Violations of Probation for Burglary and Carrying a Concealed Firearm
  • My Counsel & Defense: Plead to the lessor of misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon and violations of probation
  • The VERDICT: Following depositions of the officer that arrested the client for the new case, the State agreed to a time-served plea to the lessor, including the offense of carrying a concealed weapon, a misdemeanor, on the new charge and time served on the violations of probation. The client was released from custody the same day he took the plea.

Related laws:
Carrying a Concealed Firearm
Violations of Probation

Contact West Palm Beach Probation Violation Attorney Josh LeRoy Because Experience Wins. Can You Afford to Lose?

If you, or someone you know, find yourself in need of a probation violation attorney in West Palm Beach County (Palm Beach County from Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, and up to Jupiter), or any of the surrounding areas, use the form below to drop me a note.

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