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Category: Probation Violation


NOV. 9 2018
Probation Lawyer West Palm Beach | Expunge or Seal a Record
Probation Lawyer West Palm Beach | Expunge or Seal a Record

David Olson Law is here to help you get your life back on the right track. Here is some basic information on sealing or expunging a record.

Sealing and Expunging

 

After a criminal history is sealed, the general public will no longer have access to the record. According to Florida law, only certain government agencies will be able to view sealed information. If a court grants for your record to be expunged, it will be physically destroyed by criminal justice agencies, except the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will retain a copy. That copy is kept confidential …

FEB. 15 2018
Probation Lawyer in West Palm Beach | Types of Probation Violations
Probation Lawyer in West Palm Beach | Types of Probation Violations
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If you’re looking at probation, you need an experienced probation lawyer in West Palm Beach who knows the law. Together, you can make sure that you’re getting the fairest representation and have a vigorous defense on your side. However, while you should follow the stipulations of your probation, should you violate the terms, you need to know what to expect. Keep reading to learn about the types of probation violation:

Technical Violation

 

A technical violation is one of two types of violations. This is when a probationer does not comply with a condition of probation. For example, …

DEC. 22 2017
What You Can Do to Fight Back against Your Florida Probation Violation
What You Can Do to Fight Back against Your Florida Probation Violation
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When you are placed on probation, you will be given a list of probation conditions. Violate one of these conditions, and you may face heavy penalties. The penalties would depend on various things, including the nature of the original underlying charge, the seriousness of the violation itself and other circumstances, such as whether you are facing a first violation.  If it is a second one, you will be perceived to have been fortunate that you were given another chance after a first, and will face the potential for much harsher treatment.

Below we will go over the details of how …

APR. 7 2017
Can Having a Dog Be Considered a Probation Violation in Florida?
Can Having a Dog Be Considered a Probation Violation in Florida?
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If you are put on probation, you may simultaneously feel relief and dread. While probation keeps you out of jail, the terms of your probation may trap you in one place for fear of being charged again. The terms of your probation may prevent you from going to church (if you cannot be within a certain distance of facilities that cater to children) or from traveling for extended periods of time (if you routinely have to meet with your probation officer).

 

In one case, a woman violated her probation simply by having a dog. Yes, that’s right, a dog.…

DEC. 27 2016
10 Ways You Can Violate Your Probation in Florida
10 Ways You Can Violate Your Probation in Florida
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“Probation” is often a word that triggers a sigh of relief. Even though you have been convicted of a crime, you will not have to go to jail, and can continue living your life.

 

The reality, however, isn’t quite so simple or sunny. The judge of your case and your probation officer will have strict rules that you will be required to follow during your probation sentence. Violate any of these rules or terms of your probation, and you may face more serious consequences than your first time in court.

 

How can someone violate probation in Florida? Let’s …