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Probation Violation

Probation Violation Defense Attorneys

If you or a family member is charged with violating the terms of probation imposed by a court, it is extremely important to contact an attorney right away.  Probation violations can result in revocation of probation and the possibility of a sentence to jail or state prison.

The experienced criminal defense attorneys at Carlson & Meissner are ready to defend you if you have been charged with violating your probation in Florida.  We represent you at the probation hearing, investigate the circumstances of the alleged violation of probation and pursue all possible avenues to avoid the loss of your probation.  

If an undue hardship prevented you from complying with a term of your probation, we help you document that hardship and explain the circumstances to the judge.

It is important to understand a violation of probation is a new criminal charge that may appear on your record in addition to your original charge or charges.  Violations of probation can have very serious consequences.  If you are convicted of a violation of probation, the court will usually consider a jail sentence for the violation.  If, for example, you are given a random drug test by the probation officer to whom you are assigned and you test positive for drug use, you may be handcuffed and arrested on the spot.

Even if you only think you may have violated your probation, it is not too early to consult with the Carlson & Meissner criminal defense team.  We have local offices in Clearwater, Bradenton, Tampa, Spring Hill and New Port Richey. We can take steps to intervene on your behalf with the office of probation and parole, the State Attorney's office, and the courts to protect your rights and help prevent incarceration.

Our criminal defense attorneys at Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett, P.A., protect our clients’ probation rights in Pinellas, Pasco, Manatee, Hillsborough and  Hernando Counties in Florida.

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