Many Lakeland Criminal Defense Attorneys are asked about what specifically a suspended sentence is because Polk County and Hillsborough County Judges utilize them. In short, a suspended sentence is effectively a sentence someone will get if they do something in the future. For example, an individual may be sentenced to five (5) years in prison if they violate the terms of the three (3) years of probation, they are sentenced to. A suspended sentence is effectively a Judge issuing the ultimate “stick” at the conclusion of a probationary or community control sentence. It is essentially a penalty if someone violates a condition of their probation.
There is a tremendous amount of case law concerning the specific requirements of suspended sentences to be upheld by appellate courts. These legal issues are just one of the reasons, it is incredibly important to get an aggressive attorney to ensure your rights are protected during your underlying case and for your violation of probation. Many times, suspended sentences in essence make it nearly impossible to resolve a violation of probation case without going to a violation of probation evidentiary hearing. Our Lakeland Criminal Defense Attorneys have had great success arguing against the imposition of a suspended sentence in many cases.
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