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Does my probation officer have to violate me?

Many Violation of Probation Attorneys Tampa are asked from their clients facing a violation of probation, if it is absolutely necessary for the probation officer to violate them or if they can just ignore or disregard the violation. While many probation officers have that ability, very few actually exercise the discretion for the benefit of the folks on probation.

Our state prisons and county jails are full of folks who were sentenced to jail and prison time for violations of probation based on both substantive and technical violations. If you go through our Violation of Probation Attorneys Tampa blog, we further discuss the difference between a technical and a substantive violation elsewhere on our blog.

In our experience, probation officers are more likely to violate someone simply because, as I’ve heard them say, they are constantly bombarded by what they believe are excuses from probationers as to why they aren’t completing their requirements. Frankly, after discussing these issues with me, probation officers, it appears they have simply become very jaded to the same excuses over and over.  Obviously, this creates significant problems for Violation of Probation Attorneys Tampa and their clients because many times these folks may have valid excuses as to why things are not completed, but their probation officer simply fails to believe them or follow up on their excuses.  Our Violation of Probation Attorneys Tampa will work with you and your probation officer to compromise on issues and avoid violations of probation, if possible.

Obviously, we strongly recommend that folks avoid violation of probation to avoid these potential issues. I know that it is easier said than done, but it simply isn’t worth the risk.  A few of the things we always recommend to our clients to avoid violation of probation are the following. First, obviously, complete the terms of the probation as quickly and thoroughly as possible. Secondly, maintain an open line of communication with your probation officer. Put more simply, do not lie to your probation officer. Once they realize you’ve lied, they will not believe another word you say during your time with them. Thirdly, take notes of what is said during your meetings with your probation officer and make copies of all documents you give and receive from your probation officer.  Our Violation of Probation Attorneys Tampa have seen countless individuals have their probation violated because the only copy of the log of their community service hours has been lost.  Unfortunately, thousands of probationers a year are violated because they no longer produce the documents they provided to their probation officer. As you can imagine, this is incredibly frustrating since these people completed the required task and are now not getting credit for it.  If you are able to follow these steps, it will put you in the best situation possible to avoid violating your probation and facing potential prison and/or jail time.

If you or somebody you know have questions concerning a Tampa violation of probation, contact the Violation of Probation Attorneys Tampa of Hackworth Law for a free case consultation. If you would like to contact one of our Violation of Probation Attorneys Tampa immediately, please use the “Contact Us Now” tab in the upper righthand corner of the web page. We also have a free, secure chatbox in the lower right hand corner of our website for free.  Rather than speaking with a paralegal, assistant or intake specialist, you will actually be speaking with a Violation of Probation Attorneys Tampa, who can assist you by answering your questions and handling your case.  We appreciate your time and look forward to working with you.