If you are on probation, you already know that there are strict rules that you must follow to avoid probation violation, which can lead, in many cases, to increased jail or prison time. Your choice of criminal defense attorney for a probation violation case is crucial to your future.
I am R. Lane Lastinger, St. Petersburg probation violations attorney, with more than 17 years of experience. Since I only practice criminal defense, and only in Pinellas County, I provide focused representation that can help minimize the damage of technical probation violations.
Types of technical Probation Violations in Florida
Technical probation violations are best described by contrasting them with substantive probation violations. Substantive probation violations are probation violations in which you pick up an entirely new and distinct charges. Technical violations are often seen by the courts as less serious, involving things like:
- Testing positive for drugs
- Missing meetings with your probation officer
- Absconding or blowing-off probation altogether
- Curfew violations
Whatever technical violation you are being accused of, I can help. I have experience working with the courts and the probation officers on behalf of my clients.
Representing clients in technical probation violation cases allows me to find creative solutions. In some cases, I have been able to convince the court to terminate the probation altogether in exchange for something like a slightly larger fine. Technical probation violations are a way for me to help my clients get into a better situation.
Contact a Clearwater, Florida, Aggravated Probation Violations Lawyer ∙ 877-782-7151
I offer a free initial consultation to prospective clients in Pinellas County. This will give you a chance to learn more about how the criminal justice system works, and what I can do to help you. To schedule your consultation, either call my St. Petersburg office or contact me online.