Probation Violation Attorney for Clients Charged in the Clearwater, FL, Area
Clearwater, Florida, area residents charged with probation violation can take many steps to resolve their alleged violation before their next court appearance. Attorney Charles Holloway has more than 30 years of experience representing clients charged with violating their probations, and has successfully resolved the majority of his probation violation cases without the need for an evidentiary hearing. He also has experience working as a state prosecutor, and is fully equipped to guide you through what could otherwise be a very confusing and stressful process.
In cases where a client is charged with probation violation for failing to pay restitution, Charles Holloway can analyze the client’s circumstances and provide advice on how to potentially negotiate the following relief using a plea bargain:
- Additional Time — Some plea bargains may allow a client additional time in which to pay off the outstanding restitution balance.
- Renegotiated Amount — Other plea bargains may renegotiate the amount of restitution that a client is required to pay each month.
- Dismissal — In some cases, the court may even dismiss a probation violation if the client can demonstrate that he or she is genuinely unable to pay the required amount of restitution.
In some instances, it may be in a client’s best interests to address why he or she allegedly violated probation before the case returns to court. For example, if a client violated probation by using drugs or alcohol, he or she may want to consider attending counseling or substance abuse therapy before returning to court for a hearing on the probation violation. Clients who are proactively trying to rehabilitate themselves will not only benefit themselves on a personal level, but may also increase their chances of success in the court system. Charles Holloway has extensive experience working with both clients and rehabilitation facilities near Clearwater, FL, to coordinate treatment, and can provide information to clients regarding how to obtain therapy, if needed.
If you’ve been charged with probation violation, please contact our office in Clearwater, FL, to schedule a time for a free initial consultation. Although we cannot guarantee a specific outcome, we promise to represent you with integrity, and to the best of our effort and ability.