Violations of Probation

Violations of Probation

Unlike most arrests, when someone is arrested for violating the terms of their probation or community control, they are not legally entitled to a bond or pre-trial release.  Many times a person arrested for a “VOP” will be held at the county jail on a “no bond” status until they go to court. 

In many instances, Thomas Maiello may be able to accelerate the process and schedule a much earlier court date so the case can be resolved without a client spending more time in jail than necessary.  If there is an active arrest warrant, it may be possible to resolve the violation without having to go to jail by scheduling an immediate court date.

With experience dating back to 1995 in the Tampa/Hillsborough County court system, Thomas Maiello knows how to quickly investigate the allegations of the probation violation and make the necessary legal maneuvers in an effort to convince the judge or prosecutor that a client should be reinstated on probation or community control.   For example, it may be possible to prove that the violation did not occur as the probation officer has alleged.  In other cases, even if a client may have technically violated probation, it may possible to convince the judge that the client deserves a second chance by highlighting all the positive things a client has accomplished while on probation or community control (for example, completing community service hours, completing a drug treatment program, payment of restitution).

Call Tampa criminal attorney Thomas Maiello for a free consultation and case analysis.