Violation of Probation
Probation Violation Defense Attorney in Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay and Melbourne, Brevard County Florida
Probation and Community Control are alternatives to incarceration. A person placed on probation or community control must comply with the court’s sentencing order. These conditions may include: drug testing, community service, classes, fines, and fees. Failure to comply with a court order may be grounds for a warrant for your arrest.
For a violation of probation or community control to occur, the court must find a willful and material violation of a probationary sentence. If convicted of a violation of probation or community control, the court has many sentencing options including the maximum sentence for the underlying offense. At a probation violation hearing, you are not entitled to a jury trial. Additionally, the standard of proof at a hearing is a preponderance of the evidence (a standard significantly less than “beyond a reasonable doubt.”)
Aggressive Probation Violation Defense
Probation and community control violations are very serious and can result in a prison sentence. Thus, it is important to retain a skilled criminal defense attorney who can vigorously present your defense or offer mitigation at sentencing. The criminal defense attorneys of Onek & Mawn, PA have nearly 65 years of combined experience fighting violation of probation and community control cases. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Titusville and Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida. We will review the facts of your case and offer defense strategies.
If you are arrested for violating probation or community control, regardless of whether the violation allegedly occurred in Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Island, Titusville, Rockledge, Cape Canaveral, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Viera, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Palm Shores, Grant-Valkaria, Mims, or any area of Brevard County, please contact us immediately to schedule your free consultation.