Palm Beach & Broward Probation Violation Lawyer
Typically, after the probation officer submits the paperwork for the VOP, the judge will sign a warrant for your arrest. The arrest warrant usually has a “no bond” provision, meaning that unless you retain an attorney to resolve your case quickly or obtain a bond, you may be sitting in jail for weeks or months until your case is resolved.
As a result, it is common for people who believe they will be arrested for violation of probation to stop reporting to their probation officer. Some individuals even flee from their home to avoid being arrested on the VOP arrest warrant. Failing to report to your probation officer or absconding only makes the matter worse by causing additional grounds for the violation.
If the court knows that you failed to report or absconded, the court may be less inclined to give you another chance at successfully completing your probation when you are eventually picked up on the warrant and brought before the judge..
I can contact your probation officer on your behalf and request additional time to allow you to come into compliance with the terms of your probation before the violation affidavit is submitted to the judge. The probation officers have a tremendous amount of discretion in these matters. I might also be able to help you come up with ways to come into compliance faster.
Alternatively, I can arrange for you to turn yourself in on the violation of probation warrant at the jail, and then represent you at your first appearance hearing which might take place the next morning.
Additionally, I can schedule an emergency bond hearing to give you the best chance at having your case resolved quickly if you are not released after your first appearance court date. If your case can not be resolved in a favorable manner, your attorney can request that the court set a reasonable bond so that you can be released from custody to come into compliance with any outstanding terms prior to your next court date. In many cases, I can help get you back in front of the judge in days instead of weeks.
Even if the court is not inclined to grant bond, the court may be inclined to resolve the case that day. The best result might be dismissing the VOP affidavit or simply reinstating the probation to give you another chance to successfully complete the probation. Attorney Ray Ledezma will provide a free, confidential consultation that will allow you to sit down with an attorney to discuss the criminal accusation. Seeking a consultation with an attorney as soon as possible remains the best way to protect yourself against a false accusation. We pride ourselves in fighting these cases aggressively when our client has been falsely accused of such a serious offense.
An excellent, reliable, knowledgeable, considerate, hard working attorney. I would never, ever use another attorney.
It is rare in this day and age to find an attorney that is dignified, caring and kept me up to date the entire time. He exceeded my expectations, which are quite high. Ray did not miss a beat in any part of the client/attorney relationship. If you need an attorney, this is the attorney you should choose. You will not be disappointed.
Very Capable Trial Attorney
Renier or "Ray" as he calls himself represented me for a DUI in Palm Beach County and at first I was not thrilled about the idea of going to trial. However, Ray made me feel comfortable and explained the pros and cons of having a trial. We had the trial and he got me a NOT GUILTY. I was very happy but glad that the process was finally over. He could have kept me a bit more informed regarding the discussions he had with the state attorney about my case. Overall though, I would definitely recommend him to someone.
Great Attorney and cares about his clients.
Mr. Ledezma assisted me with my battery case and fought hard for me. He did not recommend accepting the first offer and it turned out he was correct. I ended up getting a much better deal which minimized the costs associated with my plea agreement and long-term consequences. More importantly, Mr. Ledezma by his actions really showed he cared and made me feel like I was more then just another client. A great experience and I would highly recommend him for anyone.
Very aggressive and cared about getting the nest result.
I fell down at Walmart about a year ago and hurt my back. I received medical treatment and brought it to Walmart's attention. However, when Walmart received my letter and medical records they said they were not responsible. My friend retained Renier for his personal injury matter and recommended him. When I spoke to Renier he was very helpful and explained the process to me. He didn't make any promises besides he would work very hard to get me a good settlement. He filed a demand letter and negotiated with Walmart for over 6 months when he eventually got me a great settlement. He was great because I was able to call him for questions even on the weekends. I could tell he cared about making me happy and getting me a great result. I highly recommend him to anyone else in my position.
Renier got me a great resolution to my case.
I retained Mr. Ledezma for my DUI case about a month ago. It was my second DUI arrest in a few years. Renier did a great job and explained the process to me and did not make promises he could not keep. There was a chance I would not get another reckless so my expectations were kept at a reasonable level. However, he found some weaknesses in the case and ended up getting me a reckless instead of a DUI conviction. I was impressed with Mr. Ledezma because he was very straightforward and showed that he cared. I would definitely recommend him because he is sincere in his efforts and cares about his clients.