Probation Violation FAQ
What is a bench warrant?
A bench warrant is a court ordered document that is issued by a judge that allows for a person’s immediate, onsite arrest by law enforcement. Bench warrants are typically issued when a person fails to appear in court.
What happens if I fail to appear in court?
If you fail to appear in court, a bench warrant or an arrest warrant may be issued in your name. Once this happens, law enforcement may arrest you onsite, and you will be brought before the court. In some cases, failure to appear can lead to further legal action and penalties.
What is an arrest warrant?
An arrest warrant
is a court ordered document that is issued by a judge which allows for a person to be arrested by law enforcement, onsite. Usually, arrest warrants are issued when a person is suspected of committing a criminal offense, and he/she must be brought into police custody.
What is failure to comply?
When a person fails to meet the terms or sentences that have been outlined by the court, he/she can be charged with “failure to comply”.
What is probation violation?
Any time a person fails to meet the court ordered terms of his/her probation, he/she may be charged with probation violation. Once a person has been charged with probation violation, he/she will usually have to go back to court, and he/she may be subject to further legal action.
What should I do if I have violated my probation?
If you have violated the terms of your probation, your best option is to work with a criminal defense attorney immediately. By working with a defense lawyer, you may be able to avoid further prosecution, probation extensions, or probationary term enhancements. Additionally, an attorney may be able to keep you out of jail.
Why should I hire a warrant or probation violation attorney?
After you violate probation or have a warrant issued in your name, you face serious legal penalties that will adversely impact your quality of life for months, if not years, to come. By working with a skilled defense lawyer who can speak on your behalf, you may be able to avoid further legal penalties and prosecution. An experienced lawyer can protect your best interest and defend your future well-being.
What types of cases does your firm handle?
At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., we handle cases involving, but not limited to: bench warrants, failure to appear, probation violation, failure to pay fines, failure to comply, arrest warrants, and D6 suspensions.
If you have questions related to a warrant or probation violation, contact a Miami Probation Violation Lawyer as quickly as possible to to learn more about how we can help you.