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There are two different types of probation violations: substantive violation of probation and technical violation of probation.

Substantive Probation Violations

Most people believe the substantive violation of probation is more serious because a substantive violation means that you usually were charged with a new law violation, which can sometimes include:

  • Traffic tickets
  • Driving with a suspended licenses
  • Petty theft
  • Pot possession

In other cases, an individual gets rearrested on a felony charge. In either case, any time that you're charged with the new crime while you're on probation, that's a substantive violation.

Technical Probation Violations

Technical violations are as serious as substantive violations. A technical violation is everything other than a substantive violation. If the court ordered you to appear to your probation officer once a month and you decide you're not going to show, that's a technical violation.

Another technical violation is that you didn't do any of the following or failed to complete them altogether by the designated date:

  • Pay fines or court costs
  • Completion a classes or required programs
  • Complete of community service hours

Technical violations and substantive violations are both violations that can end up resulting in you going back to jail, or to prison, in more serious cases.

How To Handle an Arrest That Violates Your Probation

When you're facing either a substantive or technical violation, you are putting the conditions of your probation at risk. Probation offenses are very serious, often resulting in jail time and an extension of your current probation terms. If you know that there are certain activities that may put your probation in danger, it is important that you either discuss them with your assigned officer and get help from a Orlando probation attorney immediately.

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