Violation of Probation Law and Legal Definition
Usually when a probationer does not follow the conditions of probation it amounts to violation of probation. A probation officer may imprison a probationer and petition the court for violation of probation. There will be a court hearing and if a violation is proved, the probationer may be sentenced to jail. The severity of the penalties imposed for the violation may depend upon the facts of the original offense, the facts of the violation, and the probationer's criminal history.
An example of a Florida case on Probation violation follows:
If new offenses constituting a probation violation are to be used as grounds for departure when sentencing for the original offense, prior conviction on the new offenses is required. [ Lambert v. State, 545 So. 2d 838, 841 (Fla. 1989)]