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Probation in Brevard County, FL

Probation in Brevard County, FL | Melbourne Criminal Defense Lawyer

Terms and Conditions of Probation

If you are considering entering a negotiated plea to a probation or community control sentence in Brevard County, Florida for a felony or misdemeanor offense, then you should carefully consider the following:

* The advantages of agreeing to a probation sentence in Brevard County, FL is that, for many people, probation is a way to escape having to go to jail or prison. In addition, if placed on probation, you may be afforded the opportunity of applying for early termination of that probation after having completed all special conditions, and after you have served at least one half of your probation without violating.

* The danger in agreeing to a probation sentence in Brevard County for either a misdemeanor or felony offense is that, if you violate the terms and conditions of your probation, you may be arrested on a violation warrant, held without bond pending the outcome of a hearing, and then sentenced up to the statutory maximum jail or prison sentence for the original offense.

* If you have been sentenced to probation in Florida, several standard conditions of supervision under Florida law may apply. These conditions may include:

  1. Reporting to probation officer at least once per month;
  2. Providing monthly reports to your probation officer;
  3. Paying monthly costs of supervision;
  4. No possession of firearms or other weapons;
  5. No possession or consumption of alcohol or illicit drugs;
  6. Not changing your residence or employment or leaving your county of residence without your officer’s permission;
  7. Not violating any law – a conviction in a court of law isn’t necessary to prove a violation;
  8. Not associating with any person engaged in any criminal activity;
  9. Obtaining lawful employment , and
  10. Allowing an officer to come into your home or place of employment.

* The Court will also impose certain, special conditions of your probation, which are usually negotiated as a part of your sentence before you enter the plea. These can include one or more of the following:

  1. Paying any fines and court costs imposed by the court;
  2. Paying restitution to the alleged victim;
  3. Submitting to and paying for a mental health evaluation and any recommended treatment
  4. Submitting to and paying for a Drug Treatment Program and aftercare program;
  5. Submitting to and paying for a urine test to determine whether you have ingested any alcohol or illegal drugs;
  6. Submitting to and paying for electronic monitoring;
  7. Not visiting any bar or other establishment where the primary intent of the business is selling or distributing alcoholic beverages;
  8. Submitting to a warrantless search of your personal property, vehicle, or home if requested;
  9. Abiding by a curfew;
  10. Completing community service hours at an approved location
  11. Not having any direct/indirect contact with the victim or the victim’s family in the case;
  12. Obtaining/maintaining full time employment/attending school fulltime during the probation term.
  13. Attending Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings as directed;
  14. Completing and paying for various classes including: Anti-Theft/Theft Awareness classes, Anger Management Classes, Batterer’s Intervention Program or Domestic Violence Program, or HIV Awareness classes.

Community Control

If you are sentenced to Community Control in Brevard County, FL, you must comply with certain special conditions of supervision that can include (but are not limited to) reporting to your probation officer once a week, remaining in your home except when you are at work, maintaining a daily log of your activities, and/or submitting to and paying for electronic monitoring.

Drug Offender Probation

If you are sentenced to Drug Offender Probation in Brevard County, FL, you must comply with certain special conditions of supervision that can include (but are not limited to) paying for and successfully completing a specialized drug treatment program on an in-patient or out-patient basis which may include random urine tests (urinalysis) and counseling sessions, and/or abiding by a curfew.

Law Office of Richard G. Canina | Brevard County Violation of Probation Lawyer

If you have been arrested or believe that you might be arrested for violating your probation, you should immediately contact a Violation of Probation Lawyer in Melbourne, FL that is experienced in handling these matters. At the Law Office of Richard G. Canina, our firm sets itself apart from others in the level of personal service we provide. We are 100% committed not only to defending our clients vigorously, but also to keeping our clients fully informed every step of the way. With over 30 years of combined experience defending against both misdemeanor and felony probation violations in Brevard County, Florida, our attorneys have what it takes to get you the best result possible. If you have been arrested in Melbourne, FL or anywhere in Brevard County, FL on a probation violation, we want to help you! Contact our office today for a FREE case evaluation.

Brevard County Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law Office of Richard G. Canina proudly defends all residents of Brevard County and all cities and towns along Florida’s Space Coast including: Melbourne, Viera, Suntree, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Countenay, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Grant, Valkaria, Micco, Barefoot Bay, Scottsmoor, Mims, and Sebastian, as well as neighboring Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.

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