Folks charged with violations of probation are constantly wondering if they will be able to get a bond on a violation of probation or VOP. Tampa criminal defense attorneys are often asked about in bond issues generally, but more often than not these issues focus on whether someone being charged with a VOP can get a bond to get out of the Faulkenburg Road Jail, Orient Road Jail or other Tampa Bay county jails. As we have discussed elsewhere on our Tampa criminal defense attorney blog, criminal defendants in Florida are entitled to a reasonable bond, except in a very few limited situations.
Unfortunately, individuals are not entitled to a bond on a violation of probation or VOP. This is especially frustrating for individuals, who are also facing another substantive charge because they may have a bond on substantive charge. Tampa criminal defense attorneys must ensure the defense of these charges are coordinating to ensure a criminal defendant does not sit in custody on one charge, while the other charge is not moving forward.
Aside from the bond issue, violation of probation cases are difficult cases for criminal defendants because hearsay is admissible, a criminal defendant can be forced to testify against themselves, the standard is extremely smaller than beyond a reasonable doubt, etc. Violations of Probation cases require Tampa criminal defense attorneys to aggressively represent their clients throughout these matters.
If you or someone you know has questions about bond on a violation of probation or VOP, contact the Tampa criminal defense attorneys of Hackworth Law for a free case consultation. We have handled these matters throughout the Tampa Bay Area including Hillsborough, Pinellas and Polk counties. If you would like to contact one of our Tampa criminal defense attorneys immediately, please use our “contact us now” tab in the upper right hand corner of the website. We appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you.