erasing mistakeThere’s something about being a celebrity or professional athlete that includes tangles with the law. Perhaps it’s too much too soon, and lacking maturity many superstars find themselves on the wrong side of the law. From DUI’s, to domestic violence, to probation violations there nearly always seems to be a report of a high profile criminal defense matter.

An ESPN report tells how former Florida State football star Greg Reid is facing legal problems, again. The troubles started in 2012 with an arrest for possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license. Now, Reid faces new charges:

● In March 2014 the future St. Louis Rams player was arrested for violating his probation.

● Reid was held without bond for several days prior to being released.

A probation violation is a serious offense. It is a new charge, separate and apart from the charges that got you put on probation initially. Because violation of probation is a new offense, a new defense has to be presented. Many times, the Court can revoke your probation and immediately sentence you up to the full extent available for the underlying crime. And as was a concern in Reid’s case, employment prospects can be placed in jeopardy with a probation violation. Add to the mix the likelihood of high financial fines and penalties and it quickly becomes apparent why a strong defense is necessary. Our team of criminal defense attorneys has years of experience defending people on probation violations. Put our skill to work for you!

For more information about probation violations, call an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. We offer a free initial consultation and are experienced in cases where probation has been revoked or is in jeopardy.