In most all areas of life there are different types of most anything. There are manual labor or professional jobs. There are cars or trucks. There are houses or apartments. You can choose to live in town or in the country. In the law there is civil law and there is criminal law. These differences are significant and when you have been charged with a crime it is important you understand the difference.
Failing to abide by all the rules of your probation will result in new criminal charges. The terms and conditions of probation vary from case to case, but are generally as follows:
- Report to the probation and parole supervisor or meet them at your home or any other place directed.
● Maintain employment.
● Maintain a permanent residence and report the address to your probation officer.
● Do not have any new criminal charges filed against you.
● Make restitution to the victim of your crime.
If you fail to follow the terms of your probation, you may be charged with a violation. This is where the type of violation can make a difference. A violation may be technical, or a new crime violation. If you fail to keep your probation officer advised of your address or employment status, your defense strategy is much different than if you rob a bank. This is because robbing a bank is an actual new crime while failing to keep your information current is a technical violation. In either instance, while the defense strategy is not the same, it is still critical you put on a solid defense. Experienced criminal defense attorneys know the difference in types of probation violations and will develop a defense that fits your case.
If you need help with a probation violation, call a competent criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. We offer aggressive representation for all the charges against you. The first visit is a free initial consultation. Call us today to schedule an appointment.