Treasure Coast/Palm Beach Violation of Probation (VOP) Attorney

Unlike most criminal offenses in state court, there is no presumption in favor of a bond if one is accused of violating probation (VOP). Furthermore, innocence on the underlying charge for which you are on probation is not a defense to VOP.  The judge will determine whether you violated the terms of your probation without a jury trial and will not re-open the original case to see whether or not you were really innocent.  Additionally, the standard of proof to find a VOP is substantially lower than the standard of proof to determine innocence or guilt of a criminal charge.  Often, one can be found guilty of violating probation for getting arrested for a new offense, even if that new offense is later dropped or not prosecuted.

In most cases, a VOP warrant will not include a bail bond.  You will likely sit in jail from the date of your arrest until at least your first court date which can often be a month or more out. 

In a VOP case, it is extremely important to have a lawyer on your side early in the proceeding.  If you, a family member or friend has been arrested for violation of probation, contact us, to discuss your options with an experienced attorney at the Ferraro Law Group.

Palm Beach Violation of Probation (VOP) Attorney