The attorneys at Anton Castro Law understand that violations of probation (VOP) are particularly difficult on the accused and their loved ones. In Tampa, and throughout Florida, you are not typically given a bond on violations of probation and many warrants do not have a bond. As a result, you may have to stay in jail until your court date, placing you in a difficult position to defend yourself, and leaving your family without a spouse, sibling, parent, or child.
Your Attorney Can File a Motion to Help You Avoid an Arrest
The Tampa VOP attorneys at Anton Castro Law have the knowledge and experience needed to help you get back to living your life back on track at home with your family. In certain cases, we can file a motion to set aside the warrant before you are arrested. By filing the motion before an arrest, our probation lawyers provide you an opportunity to address the violation in court without having to turn yourself in to the jail. As you can imagine there are many advantages to addressing your alleged violation before getting picked up on a warrant, not the least is avoiding jail food, handcuffs and a bright orange jump suit.
Don’t Give Up Your Rights
Fighting a violation of probation without the assistance of an experienced attorney is an uphill battle. Unlike a normal criminal charge, you are not entitle to a jury trial if you deny the violations. Additionally, the state attorney’s burden of proof is reduced from “beyond a reasonable doubt,” to a “preponderance of the evidence.” This makes it potentially easier for the state to prove you in fact willfully violated your probation.
Get a VOP Lawyer Now
Our attorneys at Anton Castro Law know what it takes to successfully defend violations of probation. You can find us in the court room nearly every day fighting for our client’s best interests. Timing is crucial when facing a violation of probation/ VOP. Call us today at (813) 907-9807 or request a free consultation.