A violation of Probation can be a very serious situation. In most felony cases and some misdemeanor cases, a “No Bond” is ordered and the probationer is confined to jail until the resolution of the case which can grind out for many months. In a violation of probation in Florida, the prosecutor has a much lower burden of proof in a hearing and if the probationer is found to be in a willful and substantive violation of probation, they can be sentenced up to the statutory maximum period of time in jail or prison. Also, with a violation of probation, the defendant is not entitled to a jury trial, only a hearing in front of a judge who will be the trier of fact and decide as to whether a violation of probation occurred. For these reasons it is important that a person charged with a violation of probation be represented by an experienced attorney that knows how to handle these cases.
Lawyer Kyle McLeod represents individuals charged with violations of probation throughout the State of Florida to include Columbia, Hamilton, Madison, Lafayette and Suwannee Counties.