If you are facing a probation violation, a call to Pensacola probation violation lawyer James M. Burns is the right call. He will consider every viable defense, whether or not he represented you in the past. Contact The Law Office of James M. Burns today to learn more about probation violations and how our firm can fight to keep you out of jail.
Pensacola Probation Violation Lawyer | Protecting Your Probation Status
If you are accused of violating probation in Florida or Alabama, you probably realize that your freedom is in serious jeopardy. Once you are in the criminal justice system, a single, seemingly minor mistake – your own or one made by a probation officer – can result in harsh prosecution for the original offense. If you find yourself in such a situation, you can depend on our Escambia County criminal defense lawyer to fight for you.
What to Know About Probation Violations in Florida or Alabama
If you were sentenced to probation for a crime in Florida or Alabama, it is crucial to understand that:
- Judges who grant probation do not hesitate to enforce a jail sentence when an offender is alleged to have violated his or her probation terms.
- The prosecution’s burden of proof for a probation violation is lower than for your original criminal offense. Essentially, “beyond a reasonable doubt” does not apply.
- Your lawyer’s relevant experience with probation violation cases matters greatly, and you should hire one with a solid reputation in area courts such as James M. Burns.
Mr. Burns genuinely cares about what happens in your case. If there is a way to prove that no violation actually occurred, he will go all out to find it. If explaining circumstances surrounding what happened may sway the judge in your case, he will do so succinctly and in a compelling fashion.
Consequences of Violating Probation in Florida or Alabama
Have you been informed that you failed a drug test or tested positive for alcohol? One “dirty urine analysis” is enough to get you jail or prison time, as are a range of other probation violations, including:
- Missing a meeting or treatment session
- Failure to pay a fine
- A new criminal charge, no matter how minor
- A claim that you traveled outside your limits without your probation officer’s authorization
In any such situation, you need a Pensacola probation violation lawyer who will investigate and challenge these allegations aggressively, seeking the best possible outcome for you. Our firm is on your side and ready to help.
Contact a Pensacola Probation Violation Lawyer
To schedule your free initial consultation on a probation matter or any other criminal law concerns, reach out to The Law Office of James M. Burns as soon as possible by calling 850-930-3018, or you may simply contact us online today.