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Probation Violations - What You Need to Know


Violating your probation is a serious matter and can result in severe consequences, especially when it is not properly handled. A violation of probation occurs when the specific conditions set forth as a requirement for probation are not met. After an arrest, a judge will set specific conditions that, if met, will set you free. If you have been accused of violating one of the regulations set forth in the bond, you can be in even greater trouble than before.

Getting a Bond After a Probation Violation

Even if you are arrested for a probation violation, the court can still issue a bond in Florida under Fla. Statute § 948.06(4). There are several factors that a judge may consider, including:

  • What the individual is on probation for
  • Whether he or she violated probation before
  • The nature of the violation
  • Whether there is a good reason to issue a bond

Once the judge or probation officer determines that you have violated your probation, they may set a bond or a zero bond. A zero bond means that you cannot be released from jail.

Preparing Your Defense with Buckmaster & Ellzey

At Buckmaster & Ellzey, our Daytona Beach criminal defense attorneys can prepare your case to present you in the best possible light to the court. We can fully assess your situation and collect the proper documentation needed, including:

  • Proof of payment
  • Counseling
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Community service hours
If you have a loved one in custody because of an alleged probation violation, contact our firm to discuss your unique case. We can then determine a workable resolution.
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