Category Archives: Probation
Florida Probation Violations: Explained
Under Florida law, a defendant can be charged with a violation of their probation (VOP) if they are deemed to have willfully violated the conditions of their sentence. Probation violation cases are notoriously complex: these cases differ substantially from other criminal law proceedings. There is a lower standard of proof, and some of the… Read More »
What are the Penalties for Violating the Terms of my Probation in Florida?
When an individual is found guilty of a criminal offense, he or she may be sentenced to probation rather than incarceration. Probation is a form of supervision that permits an individual to remain in his or her home and part of his or her community, but requires that he or she comply with a… Read More »
Probation vs. Parole. What is the Difference?
When you read about the penalties that an individual convicted of a crime can face, you might come across a few unfamiliar terms. You know what incarceration means and what fines are, but can you accurately describe what the term “probation” means? What about “parole?” It can be easy to mix these terms up… Read More »