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Orlando Probation Violations Attorney

Probation Violation

Those who are placed on probation are frequently sent to prison if a requirement or "term" of probation or parole is violated. As experienced Orlando probation violations lawyers, we understand that in many cases, the list of requirements for those on probation is long and complicated. It is easy to violate probation and not even realize it until it is too late. Basically, probation may be ordered by the court for those who are eligible, and is simply a legal supervision program put in place for those who commit certain crimes. A probation officer will monitor your activities regularly to ensure you are complying with all of the terms or conditions of probation. If you have been accused of probation violation, we urge you to contact Adams & Luka now for unsurpassed legal guidance and support.

When probation is violated, a procedure for arrest is generally initiated by the supervising officer. At this point a bond hearing may be scheduled, although you may not be given a bond right away. This is when you may want to have your lawyer file a motion for a bond on your behalf so that he/she can compel the judge to release you from jail with bond.

Defending Violation of Probation in Orlando & Central Florida

Unlike many other criminal offenses, defending probation violation is difficult due to the fact that unlike at trial, the burden of proof is set much lower. Individuals who are placed on probation and who violate the conditions do not have a legal right to a jury trial. A judge will hear your case, then decide whether you will face the original punishment you would have faced had you not been awarded probation. This is why it is critical to have a skilled Orlando probation violation lawyer in your corner.

The judge ultimately determines what punishment you will face if the prosecutor is able to demonstrate that you did violate probation. The judge may determine that your probation will continue, be modified, or revoked. If probation is revoked, you are essentially then guilty of the crime you were initially charged with. You must have a qualified defense attorney during a violation hearing in order to reach the best possible outcome.

Contact Adams & Luka Now

Probation violations often occur as a result of technicalities or a misunderstanding. Those arrested on new charges may find that it compromises probation; you may have missed a community service requirement, or failed to report to your probation officer. However, even those who are on probation have legal rights. Even if you did violate probation, particularly if the violation is considered "technical," it does not necessarily mean that you cannot continue on probation rather than facing harsh criminal penalties. At Adams & Luka, we are on your side and work aggressively to help you avoid further punishment. Contact us today for a free consultation at (407) 872-0307 or (352) 787-2101.

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