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Probation Violation Attorney in Tavares, FL

Adams & Luka

Many people are placed on probation after pleading guilty or being convicted of a criminal offense. When on probation, there are certain conditions that must not be violated. Ultimately, it is possible that not abiding by the conditions of your probation could result in your being sentenced to the punishment you would have faced for criminal charges had you not been given probation. At Adams & Luka, our Tavares probation violation lawyers know how serious the situation may be in you are accused of violating the terms of your probation. We urge you to contact our office now for exceptional legal guidance and representation.

Those who are placed on probation must comply with conditions ordered by the court, and are monitored or "supervised" by a Probation Officer. A probation officer has duties which may include making certain the offender attends counseling or treatment programs ordered by the court, ensuring adherence to curfew, and carrying out any duties assigned by the court. If you violate the terms of probation, the probation officer may report the alleged violation to the court. Regardless of who makes the allegations, it is vital you work with a skilled criminal defense attorney in Tavares who is familiar with and experienced in these matters.

What Happens When Conditions of Probation are Violated

Whether you violate probation or are accused of doing so, your supervising officer will begin the process of having you arrested. The next step is the scheduling of a Bond or violation hearing; during this time you will likely be placed in jail, and may or may not be granted a bond. If a bond is not given, your lawyer will file a bond motion and work to convince the judge that you should be released from jail.

Frequently VOP warrants are 'no bond' warrants. This means that upon your arrest, you could be sitting behind bars for a significant period of time as you cannot bond out while the case is still pending. It is important that even under these conditions, those accused of violating probation continue reporting to their probation officer. Failure to do so could make matters far worse, and will reduce the odds that you will be granted another opportunity to complete probation or be given bond.

Probation Violation Defense in Lake County, FL

Unlike someone who goes to trial on criminal charges, those accused of probation violation are not given the opportunity to present their case in front of a jury. Instead, it is left up to the judge to decide the case. Additionally, the standard of proof is far lower in a probation violation case than at trial, which means providing a compelling defense can be much more difficult and challenging. This is why it is critical that you choose a Lake County criminal defense lawyer who is skilled, experienced, and dedicated to doing everything necessary to obtain good results.

Contact Adams & Luka Now

Adams & Luka are ready to begin work on your probation violation case immediately. We will focus initially on the matter of bond and getting you released from jail, then work with you to resolve your case and achieve the desired outcome. Many times someone unknowingly or accidentally violates probation. Whatever your situation, we urge you to contact us immediately for a free consultation at 407-872-0307.

Client Reviews

I would like thank my attorney Thomas Luka. I knew from the beginning I had the right guy in my corner. While celebrating with family and friends at a Public Park in Seminole County, a fight broke out among various people. Myself, and a good friend, broke up the fight and the instigators left. Six months later, I was wrongly accused as the person who started the fight. The first attorney I hired could not even get a response from the State Attorney handling the case. Someone referred me to Tom and I felt comfortable at his demeanor and reactions.

After conversations with Tom, who knew I would settle for nothing less than a FULL DISMISSAL due to my innocence, I hired him. His firm of Adams and Luka did the due diligence by interviewing witnesses and the police who were on the scene, as well as starting a dialogue with the State Attorney. After gathering statements from witnesses, Tom was able to present a strong argument on my behalf to the State Attorney on why the case should be dismissed. If the State Attorney was not willing to dismiss the case, Tom was ready to take the case to trial.

The result by Thomas Luka: Case Dismissed.

I am 53 years old with a spotless record and glad to keep it that way thanks to the time, effort, hard work, and professionalism of the Adams and Luka and Tom Luka.

Earl from Mesquite
Thomas Luka left a life-long great impression of lawyers. He was always professional, on time, and answered things honestly. From the start and during the 14 months it went on - Tom was very upfront and honest with me about the possible outcomes. The result was better than I had hoped for. Tom really over-delivered. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Marcela Giorgi
Adams and Luka were very professional and savvy in the courtroom. When you're in court with Mr. Luka you will think you have the best attorney there. I recommend this law firm. Pioneer Tech
Rich Adams is an outstanding criminal attorney. I have had the opportunity to refer several friends and clients to his practice for handling of criminal matters, and on every occasion he has produced an excellent result. Rich practices with attention to detail, a thorough knowledge of the law, and a passion to defend his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Rich Adams, and would strongly recommend him for your legal needs. Brian Pink