Kissimmee Probation & Parole Violation Attorney
Probation or parole violations can trigger years of jail time
Probation and parole are two ways by which your sentence can be significantly reduced. Probation is an alternative to jail that allows you to remain free if certain conditions are met. Parole ends a prison sentence early and also has certain requirements. An arrest for violating those conditions can trigger additional jail time and more fines.
Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. works with criminal defendants in the Orlando area to ensure their rights are protected. If you are facing additional penalties due to an alleged probation or parole violation, we can help., contact our Kissimmee probation violation attorneys today.
Florida has a number of probation requirements
Too often, people misunderstand their probation requirements and inadvertently violate their terms. Discussing the requirements with a probation officer or lawyer is the best possible way to avoid violating the terms of your arrangement. Typical restrictions include:
- Drug testing — The terms of your probation may require periodic drug testing, especially if you were convicted of drug possession or related offenses.
- Victim restitution — You may be required to pay the victim for physical damage or property damage, or you may be required to make a payment to a compensation fund for victims of crime.
- A prohibition on firearms — You may be barred from possessing a firearm and other weapons pursuant to state and federal laws.
- A no-contact provision — You may be required to avoid all contact with the victim. This includes verbal or physical conduct, phone calls, letters, emails and even driving by the person’s residence or workplace.
- Periodically contacting your probation officer — If your circumstances change or you move from one address to another, you may have to report it to a probation officer or court employee. You are required to register with the sheriff of any town or county to which you move within 48 hours of your arrival.
These requirements may not apply to all crimes or cases, and it’s important to have clear directions from your assigned officer or a criminal defense attorney.
Parole is a valuable opportunity
Parole is different from probation. Parole allows someone who has been jailed for a crime to be released early while still finishing the time remaining on the sentence. Parolees are supervised by the Florida Parole Commission. Only those inmates who have been convicted of offenses other than capital felony murder or capital sexual battery are eligible. If you fail to comply with the terms of your parole, you may be required to finish the remainder of your jail sentence.
Contact us if you have been charged with violating parole or probation in Florida
Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. represents clients who have been accused of violating their probations. As former prosecutors, we understand what you may be facing. For a free initial consultation at our main office in Kissimmee, and our branch offices in Altamonte Springs and Orlando. Contact us at 407.483.0500 or online.