A new law in 2021 limits the punishment on a low-level technical violation to 90 days in the county jail. Many judges and lawyers do not know of this, and many defendants are finding themselves going to prison without invoking this new statute.
For years, Attorney Tom McGuire at Panhandle Defense Firm has been defending Pensacola residents in situations like yours. Probation violation charges can be intimidating, but rest assured that Attorney McGuire will strive to stand up for your rights and advocate for the results you deserve. By treating every client like a member of his family, Tom delivers personal service to truly make a difference in the lives of the people he represents.
If needed, Attorney McGuire will ask the judge to lower your sentence. This sentence is called a downward departure, and it could take the form of...
Seeking treatment for a relevant mental health disorder
Participating in an alternative sanctions program
Participating in a rehabilitation program
Reach out now to discuss your options after a probation violation accusation. You may be able to secure a reduced sentence with the help of Attorney McGuire. Schedule a free initial consultation with Pandhandle Defense Firm in Pensacola, Florida, today. Tom proudly serves clients in the surrounding areas of Milton, Crestview, and Fort Walton Beach.
At sentencing, it is critical that your attorney has taken the time to talk to you in detail about your life and the circumstances surrounding the crime. Many people find themselves in a no-win situation where committing a crime can be seen as an acceptable choice. Although, no circumstances can excuse committing a crime, your lawyer should at least present the circumstances that will reduce the penalty by showing that all your choices were bad at the time.
In Florida, judges can decide to deviate from probation violation sentencing guidelines for a number of reasons. Tell your attorney if...
You were suffering from a mental disorder at the time.
You were a youthful offender at the time.
You were trying to get medical help for someone who had overdosed.
You're participating in an alternative sanctions program.
You weren't the one who initiated the incident.
Attorney McGuire strives to provide skilled guidance and competent counsel for your legal situation. Contact him at Panhandle Defense Firm in Pensacola, Florida today if you've been accused of violating the terms of your probation. Attorney McGuire skillfully represents individuals in Milton, Crestview, and Fort Walton Beach.