Drunk Driving Attorneys Understand that Violations of Probation are Unique.
When an individual's probation officer feels that they have Violated Probation in Broward, the officer's first course of action is to notify the court, which usually issues a warrant for the individual's arrest. That individual can then be detained without bail until the judge is available to hear the case. In many cases there is a simple explanation as to the actions that led a person to be charged with a probation violation, and an experienced attorney can present that explanation to the court in an effort to get the charges dismissed. Drunk Driving Attorneys as a rule approach the defense to probation violations differently than in other cases. Contact our Criminal Lawyers in Broward for more information. For more information about DUI Probation, Contact our Fort Lauderdale DUI Attorney William Moore.
Broward Drunk Driving Attorneys Should Always Make Terms of Probation Clear to the DUI Client:
Question Sent to William Moore Criminal Defense:
My client recently pled to his first DUI and was placed on probation in Broward county. As a condition of his supervision, the judge ordered him not to drive an automobile for any reason until such time as his probation was over. Subsequently, he obtained a valid hardship license for work purposes and was cited for speeding. As he obtained the license lawfully and was using it within the stated restrictions, can our client be charged with violating probation?
Broward County DUI Probation Attorney:
Unfortunately, your client can be found to have violated probation due to the fact that he operated a vehicle in violation of the terms of his probation. The first thing that you want to do in this case is obtain the probation order which outlines the specific conditions. If the judge's directive was not included in the order you may have a shot of getting the warrant dismissed. However, this can be cured if the state attorney subsequently directs the court to have its oral restrictions retroactively incorporated into the probation order.