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Sarasota Probation Violation Attorney
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If you face charges for violating the terms of probation or parole, you want an experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights. At the Law Offices of Eric Reisinger, we handle violations of probation cases in Sarasota, Arcadia, and the surrounding areas. With over two decades of experience, Eric Reisinger has personally handled thousands of violation probation cases as a former prosecutor in Sarasota and Manatee counties and now as a criminal defense attorney in Sarasota County and the surrounding areas.
Our firm will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances leading to your arrest. We will carefully review whether police had probable cause to make any search or seizure and verify that all evidence was properly obtained. Let us fight for you and help you clear your name.
Probation Violations in Florida
Violating probation in Florida means willfully and significantly failing to follow the conditions of your sentence. In other words, there must be intent behind the violation, and it must be substantial in nature to be charged with this offense.
There are two types of violations: technical and substantive violations. Technical violations occur when you fail to comply to a general or specific condition of your probation.
Common examples of technical violations include:
- Not paying fines and court costs
- Failing a drug test
- Failing to complete court-ordered counseling or rehabilitation
- Missing or being tardy to an appointment with your probation officer
By contrast, a substantive violation happens when you commit a new crime while on probation. The state must prove the commission of the new offense by providing direct, non-hearsay evidence.
There are three penalty options for getting convicted of violating probation:
- Reinstate probation
- Increase your probation sentence
- Revoke probation and impose a jail or prison sentence
If the judge revokes your probation, the court has the power to impose the maximum jail or prison term for the charge that originally resulted in being place on probation.
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It is critical to understand that simply being arrested for a new offense is not a violation of probation — you must be convicted. Our goal will always be to get an acquittal on the new charge, so that it no longer is considered a violation of your probation.
Not Guilty Verdict 2016 CF 004875 NC – Life Felony Second Degree Murder
Not Guilty Verdict 2017 CF 000169 – Life Felony Armed Robbery
Successful Resolution 2017 CF 002479 AX – 15 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography
Not Guilty Verdict 2017 MM 11498 – Misdemeanor Battery and Misdemeanor Sex Offense -Unnatural and Lascivious Act
Case Dismissed 2018 CF 000323 – Two Counts Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older
Case Dismissed 2018 CF 002675 AX–Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older
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