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Probation Violation

What happens if you agreed to be on probation in order to resolve your criminal case in Pinellas County, FL, but the probation officer is accusing you of violating a condition of your probation?

After the allegation that you violated probation, the probation officer can ask the court to sign a warrant for your arrest.

The way your case will be resolved depends on whether you are on probation for a felony or a misdemeanor, why you allegedly violated probation, and whether you will be able to show the court that you can complete the special conditions if given a second chance to come into compliance.

An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you take a pro-active approach when dealing with an accusation that you violated probation. When possible, we can contact your probation officer to help you avoid the violation. We can also help you come into compliance quickly if the accusation has already been made.

Instead of sitting in jail for weeks while you wait for a court date, a criminal defense attorney can help you during an emergency bond hearing so that you can get back in front of the judge within a matter of days.

Attorneys for Violation of Probation in Pinellas County, FL

If your probation officer intends to file an affidavit alleging that you violated your probation with a substantive or technical violation, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sammis Law Firm.

We can help you understand the consequences of a felony or misdemeanor probation violation. Contact us to find out more about the best ways to deal with a substantive or technical violation. We can answer your questions about how much jail time the court typically imposes for that kind of violation and ways to avoid the typical results.

The attorneys at Sammis Law Firm also help client accused of violating the conditions of their pre-trial release. We can also help you petition the court for early termination of probation if you have completed all of the special conditions.

Call 813-250-0500.


Additional Resources

Misdemeanor Probation in Pinellas County, FL – Visit the website of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office to learn more about the office for Misdemeanor Probation located at 14500 49th Street, North Suite 130, in Clearwater, FL 33762. The hours of operation is 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday to Friday. Each month, the officer is opened on two Saturdays per month. The Misdemeanor Probation Unit in Pineallas County confirms that the special conditions of probation have been completed including community service requirements, the payment of court-related fees for probation, the completion of substance abuse and mental health evaluations, and urine drug observed screening collection and on-site analysis.


This article was last updated on Wednesday, January 9, 2018.

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