Types of Probation Terms in Florida

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Types of Probation Terms in Florida

Individuals are placed on probation for a variety of reasons which can include being arrested for driving under the influence or committing a criminal act like a felony or misdemeanor. While the inciting factors may vary, all probationary sentences have terms that one must abide by to avoid further legal punishment. If you’ve been recently charged with a crime that may result in you being placed on probation, it is essential for you to know what to expect as well as have legal representation who can protect your best interests if you’re accused of violating your probation.

The Orlando criminal defense lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm have over 100 years of combined experience and can provide zealous representation to whatever charges you may face. Living on probation can prove more difficult than you imagined and one slip up can result in you being sentenced to incarceration. We are here to help ensure that this doesn’t happen.

Standard Conditions of Probation

No matter what Type of Probation you’ve been placed on, you must make sure to follow the terms set forth by the judge as there will be a number of conditions that you will have to complete. These Standard conditions are those that everyone has to complete on probation, including:

  • Not getting arrested again
  • Not drinking alcohol to an excess (or if you’re on a DUI don’t drink alcohol at all)
  • Not using illegal drugs or illegal substances

smoking marijuana on probation

  • Not cohabiting with other people who commit legal offenses
  • Making sure you stay in touch with your probation officer at least once a month.
  • Maintaining employment. If you’re not employed, the other standard condition is to look for employment. Showing proof of employment to your probation officer, or explain why you haven’t found employment and your efforts to obtain a job.
  • Not to own or possess any firearms

You are responsible to meet these conditions. Any violation, no matter how insignificant it may be to you, will be reported to your probation officer who can have you arrested and brought to jail.

Specific Conditions of Probation

There are also specific conditions that a judge can add to or delete from your probation that are specialized to your case. Being aware of both standard and specific conditions is important as a violation can result in you facing the initial sentence of incarceration proposed by the State when you were placed on probation. Some of the most common specific conditions include:

  • Complete a DUI class
  • Complete a anger management seminar
  • Perform community service hours
  • Pay a fine
  • Fulfill court calls
  • Attend counsel
  • Complete a life care plan
  • Obtain a driver’s license or a high school degree.

If you’ve violated the terms of your probation, it’s vital that you acquire legal services from a seasoned criminal defense attorney

Orlando Probation Violation Attorneys

Our team of criminal defense lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm has experience as former prosecutors on the state and local level. This provides them inside knowledge of possible legal loopholes they can exploit to your benefit and the ability to effectively negotiate sentencing terms with the State. Contact us today at 407-228-3838 for a free case evaluation.