kills people and is much deadlier than heroin and there was a spike in deaths
in Bradenton and Sarasota. The
underlying problem is addiction and the true answer is to treat drug addiction
as a medical issue. If you take the
money out of it, there would be no drug dealers. In the meantime, society continues to deal
with this in the wrong way.
More people get arrested
in Sarasota and Manatee County for a violation of probation than any other
reason. The County jail is full of people being held without bond for a
violation of probation. Probation, sometimes is a trap for the unwary.
You may have taken a plea deal to avoid trial or have simply followed the
Public Defender’s advice and set yourself up for failure.
You do not have to
commit a new crime to get arrested. If you do not pay your court costs,
if you do not pay the fees for supervision imposed by the Court, if you do not
pay restitution or if you simply miss an appointment with your probation officer
a warrant will be issued for your arrest. Simply not having money to pay
can get you arrested and thrown back in jail. Our Sarasota and Bradenton
criminal defense firm has been defending probation violations for years.
Do not wait to be arrested. If you have a problem with your probation
officer, call today and we may be able to work it out before you are picked up
for a violation.New Crime Violations. If you get arrested on a new charge while
you are on probation, your probation officer will have you rearrested for a
probation violation and you will sit in jail waiting for a hearing. The
new offense may be incredibly minor but if it occurred while you were on
supervision, you have huge problem. We may be able to convince the judge
to release you while you wait for a probation violation hearing. Any
conviction for a new offense violates your probation and subjects you to time
in either County jail or State prison. Your sentencing guidelines may
have been computed incorrectly or you simply may have not committed the new
crime or violation. Do not wait until your hearing. Call us now for
a free consultation.
Sex Offender Probation
A violation of sex
offender probation can land you in State prison. Often, electronic
monitors malfunction and register a false report. Often, a probation
officer fails to write down the details of your request or report to him.
Often the officer is simply out to get you and is searching for any reason to
violate you. You may have missed a deadline or appointment or forgotten
to call in or come in past curfew. You may have been forced to move
suddenly and not had time to report the new address. The probation
officers generally are not there to help you and some simply look for some
excuse to violate you put you back in jail. A violation must be willful
and substantial and we can many times convince the Court that your situation
was accidental or unintentional. If a loved one is in jail or if you have
been arrested on a violation of probation call today.
There seems to be a peak in enforcement of the laws with respect to controlled substances. Car stop are on the increase. Undercover operations are on the rise, particularly with respect to opiates like Oxycontin and Oxycodone. All of the police agencies are targeting Fentanyl. Trafficking in Cocaine cases are surging and there is a major push in Ft. Myers, Punta Gorda,Venice, Sarasota and Bradenton to crack down on the dealers. Everywhere drug busts are on the increase.
“How do I know you are not a cop”? “I asked him if he was the police” Don’t they have to tell the truth about being a cop”?……I hear this all the time. News Flash….They are undercover cops and they can lie. The police in an undercover capacity do not have to truthfully answer or tell you they are cops. Duhhhh! That is why they call them undercover cops.
They didn’t read me my rights….Isn’t that illegal? The truth is, they don’t have to read you your rights. If the police see you commit a crime or if you deal with them and they are in an undercover capacity, they don’t have to read you your rights, even after they arrest you. The only time they have to read you your rights is if they are going to question you. If they don’t, then what you say is not supposed to be used in Court. The State may have a perfectly good case and not need you to answer questions.