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Probation Violations

The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A., has considerable
experience when it comes to successfully defending violation of probation cases.  Whether in Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, or Vero Beach, for over 20 years, Attorney David Golden has been instrumental in assisting clients accused of either misdemeanor or felony violations of probation (VOP) .

If the probation officer is of the opinion that any of the
conditions of probation have not been satisfied or followed per direction (often referred to as a "technical violation"), or, that the probationer has committed a new offense (this is referred to as a "condition 5" violation), an arrest warrant for the Accused will be obtained.  Many times, no bond is set.

Probation violation cases and violations of community control are extremely serious matters.  The accused probationer or community controllee has a right to a trial, but only before a judge, and not a jury.  Additionally, the State no longer has the more difficult burden of proof, "beyond a reasonable doubt," but only needs to prove their case by a preponderance of evidence.  In other words, the State has to show that the violation more than likely occurred.  And, the consequences can be devastating if found guilty. 

Persons charged with violating their probation can face the same punishment they could have received originally.  For example, a person sentenced on a third degree felony could now be facing five (5) years in the Department of Corrections. If an adjudication of guilt was withheld previously, the Accused could now wind up with an actual conviction on their record.  Accordingly, everyone accused of violating their community control or probation should have the benefit of experienced and respected counsel fighting for them.

At the Law Offices of David Golden, P.A., we have had great success in minimizing the potential consequences to our clients.

Call for a free consultation (772) 220-4400, and schedule your appointment.  We know we can help.

David Golden P.A. - Stuart Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at 903 SE Central Pkwy Stuart, FL 34994. View Map
Phone: (772) 220-4400