Violating probation because of a new felony arrest can prove to be a major issue. But there are two key points that a talented Defense Attorney will make sure enter the discussion.
- A new felony arrest can add 12 points to a sentencing score sheet when facing a felony VOP. These points should not be counted if the offense date was not during the probationary period. 12 points could be the difference between reinstatement and scoring out to mandatory prison.
- Even if you face a felony violation, you still may be able to avoid becoming a convicted felon. If your attorney can present the proper sentencing mitigation, the court may elect to continue to withhold adjudication. Avoiding the felon classification is extremely important to your future!
If you have violated probation in Okaloosa County and need assistance, give me a call at (850) 362-6655 and we’ll discuss your issue at no charge.