Tampa violation of probation attorneys are constantly asked about violations of probation, and even more importantly, how quickly folks can get out of jail due to the no-bond status associated with a felony violation of probation. As we’ve discussed elsewhere on our Tampa violation of probation attorney blog, technical violations of probation in Tampa are handled by the Honorable Judge Perry, while substantive violations of probation are handled by the sentencing judge. We go more in depth into the distinctions between substantive and technical violations, and the presiding judges, elsewhere in our Tampa violation of probation attorney blog.
Generally, the process for handling a technical violation of probation in Hillsborough County, Florida, is as follows. The accused is brought before the first appearance/preliminary presentation Judge, generally the Honorable Judge Heinrich except on Holidays and Weekends. On Holidays and Weekends, other Hillsborough County Judges rotate in to cover the hearings. Upon reviewing the violation of probation affidavit filed by one’s probation officer, Judge Heinrich will then assign the case to the appropriate division. Generally, the Judge will set you for a hearing date within approximately three weeks to see the Judge. This delay is attributable to the sheer volume of felony violation of probation cases handled by the courts in Tampa. Anyone that has reviewed mug shots and/or court dockets is aware of the tremendous amount of folks who violate felony probation.
Many folks ask whether a privately-retained Tampa criminal defense attorney can get their client on Judge Perry’s docket faster. The short answer is, generally yes. In our experience, by quickly meeting with your loved one in the Hillsborough County Jail, either at Orient Road or Faulkenburg Road, we can begin coordinating a quicker court date to attempt to get your loved one out of jail quicker. Further, a privately-retained Tampa violation of probation attorney can also generally contact your loved one’s probation officer, who will have a significant impact on the judge’s recommendation and the eventual sentence in their case. It is absolutely critical that you quickly contact a violation of probation attorney to begin assisting your loved one as quickly as possible, before it’s too late and they don’t have enough time to conduct a full investigation and inquiry into the case.
If you or someone you know has questions concerning a Tampa violation of probation case, we strongly recommend you to contact one of our violation of probation attorneys immediately. Time is truly of the essence in violation of probation cases because of the potential lengthy sentences and quick moving court dockets. If you would like to contact one of them immediately, please use the “Contact Us Now” tab in the upper right hand corner of our website. We’ve handled thousands of violations of probation in the Tampa Bay area, and look forward to working with you. We also appreciate you taking the time to check out our blog and look forward to hearing from you.