Probation Cases

State of Florida v. D.H.

Four and a half years left on Jacksonville sex offender probation, PROBATION TERMINATED

Our client, D.H., hired our Jacksonville Probation Firm to apply for early termination of his sex offender probation.  He was placed on ten years probation following twelve years in prison for a sexual battery in Jacksonville.  While on probation, our client completed ALL conditions of probation and did not have ANY violations of his probation.  He was fully employed and was close to getting his Bachelor's degree.  Our client wanted to work as an over the road truck driver, but could not do this work while on probation.  We had a hearing on the matter and the assistant state attorney objected to the probation being terminated 4 1/2 years early.  The judge sided with our Jacksonville Probation Attorney and D.H.'s probation was TERMINATED.
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State of Florida v. R.S.

Arrested for domestic battery while on DUI probation, battery charge dropped and probation continued

Our client, R.S. was on probation for a fourth DUI in Jacksonville.  While on probation, R.S. was arrested for domestic battery.  The alleged victim, R.S.'s girlfriend, told police our client shoved her to the ground from the bed and she hit her head on a blunt object.  The officer observed a lacerated contusion on the alleged victim's head.  A violation of probation was issued because of the new Duval County arrest.  Our Jacksonville Probation Attorney presented information to the prosecutor assigned to both cases.  The domestic battery charge was DISMISSED and our client was placed back on DUI probation.
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State of Florida v. J.L.

Barely anything done on Duval County domestic battery probation, CAPIAS RECALLED and PROBATION CONTINUED

Our client, J.L, was placed on probation for Domestic Battery in Jacksonville and was ordered to complete the Salvation Army Batterers Intervention Program and pay court costs.  He only completed five out of twenty four classes and paid no money.  The judge on the case issued a capias, which is a bench warrant for his arrest.  Three years went by and our client was not able to make any progress on the classes.  Our Jacksonville Probation Attorney was able to have our client's case placed on the judge's calendar without him having to turn himself in.  In court, the judge continued our client's probation and J.L. did not spend one minute in jail on this violation.
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State of Florida v. G.H.

DUI violation of probation for not enrolling in and following-up on alcohol treatment, CAPIAS RECALLED and PROBATION TERMINATED

Our client, G.H., was placed on 12 months probation in Jacksonville for Driving Under the Influence.  He reached the end of his probation, but had not completed alcohol treatment, which was a substantial part of his probation.  The judge on the case issued a capias (warrant) for G.H.'s arrest.  Our Jacksonville Probation Attorney was able to get the capias recalled and our client's case was placed on the judge's calendar for review.  We showed that our client was finally enrolled in treatment and his probation was terminated without him spending any time in jail.
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State of Florida v. M.O.

Violation of probation with 3 outstanding warrants for not paying ANY restitution, affidavit of violation discharged and probation terminated

Our client, M.O., was arrested for three violation of probation charges.  M.O. was placed on probation for three grand theft charges in Jacksonville.  Our client was on probation for 21 months and did not pay ANY of the restitution, the main condition of her theft probations.  Our Jacksonville Probation Law Firm presented our client's information to the prosecutor and judge on the case.  Our client was facing up to 15 years in prison for violating her probation.  After paying the restitution, the violation of probation was DISCHARGED and the probations were TERMINATED.
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State of Florida v. L.S.

Violation of probation with outstanding warrant for 7 years, probation revoked and terminated with no jail time

Our client, L.S., was on probation for Domestic Battery in Duval County.  L.S. was placed on probation in 2007 and was violated one month later.  After 7 years, L.S. contacts our office to see what can be done.  Our Jacksonville probation attorney was able to get our client's case on the judge's calendar without him having to turn himself in.  We were able to show the judge that all conditions had been completed.  The judge withdrew the warrant for our client's arrest and his probation was revoked and terminated.   _________________________________________________________________

State of Florida v. A.C.

Client tested positive for marijuana while on DUI probation, probation terminated with no jail time

Our client, A.C., was on probation in Jacksonville for DUI with Damage.  In addition to doing all the special conditions while on probation in Duval County, a defendant must remain "crime free" and drug free.  While on probation, our client tested positive for marijuana.  A.C. hired our law firm prior to being formally violated and we were able to get him on the judge's calendar to address the upcoming violation.  Our Violation of Probation Attorney was able to show that our client had completed all conditions of probation and even though the positive drug test could have violated our client, the judge revoked and terminated probation.  Our client did not spend one day in jail on the violation.

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State of Florida v. V.M.

Client ticketed for Driving on a Suspended License while on probation for second DUI, probation terminated with no jail time

Our client, V.M., was issued a traffic citation for driving on a suspended license while he was on probation for his second DUI.  Committing a new law violation is an automatic violation that is considered willful and substantial.  Our Jacksonville probation attorney presented information to the prosecutor, including showing that V.M. had completed all conditions of his probation since being ticketed while holding down two jobs.  Our client's probation was terminated without him serving one day in jail and he was not convicted of the driving on a suspended license charge. 

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State of Florida v. J.F.

Client arrested for Driving on a Suspended License while on probation for DUI with Serious Bodily Injury, probation continued

Our client, J.F., was arrested for driving on a suspended license while he was on probation for DUI with serious bodily injury in Jacksonville.  This is a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.  If found in violation, our client could be sentenced to the maximum five years.  Our Jacksonville Violation Attorney presented additional information to the prosecutor and judge on the case.  Our client received time served and his probation was continued.

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State of Florida v. M.A.

One month after being placed on probation for Domestic Battery, arrested on 3 Felony Drug charges, probation is continued and felony charges sent to diversion program

Our client, M.A., was placed on probation for Domestic Battery in Jacksonville.  One month later, he was arrested on three Duval County felony drug charges.  The charges were possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and two charges of possessing a controlled substance (pills).  Just being arrested on new charges is enough to violate a probation.  If the arrest is supported by probable cause, the arrest is considered a willful and substantial violation.  If found in violation, our client was facing up to a year in jail on the Domestic Battery charge and was facing up to 5 years in prison on each of the three felony charges.  Our Jacksonville Probation Attorney presented additional information to the prosecutor and judge on the cases.  On the three Jacksonville drug charges, our client was referred to Drug Court.  If he successfully completes the program, all three drug charges will be dropped.  As for the violation of probation, our Duval County Probation Attorney was able to get M.A.'s probation continued and maintain a withhold of adjudication.  Our client also did not spend one day in jail on the violation of probation charge.

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State of Florida v. W.T.

While on probation for 3 Clay County Burglary charges, our client is arrested for Resisting an Officer, Clay County Violation of Probation dismissed

Our client, W.T., was on probation in Clay County for three separate burglaries, burglary to a dwelling and two charges of burglary to a structure.  If found in violation of this Clay County probation, our client was facing up to twenty five years in prison.  While on this Orange Park probation, our client was arrested for Resisting an Officer Without Violence. Our Clay County Probation Lawyer was able to present evidence to the state attorney and the Clay probation violation was dismissed and our client was continued on probation.
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State of Florida v. L.D.

New Jacksonville Arrest leads to Domestic Battery Probation violation, probation revoked and terminated

Our client was placed on Domestic Battery probation in Jacksonville.  While on this Duval County probation, L.D. was arrested on several new felony charges in Jacksonville.  The new charges were Resisting an Officer with Violence, Depriving an Officer of Means of Communication and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Just being arrested on new charges while on probation in Jacksonville automatically violates the probation.  Our Jacksonville Probation Attorney argued our client's case to the judge and L.D.'s probation was revoked and terminated with no additional jail time.
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State of Florida v. L.M.

Warrant with NO Bond on Violation of Fraud Probation - NO JAIL TIME and probation DISCHARGED

Our client was placed on Jacksonville fraud probation to pay back a significant amount of restitution.  He did not pay the restitution and a warrant was issued with a "NONE" bond, meaning he could not bond out once arrested on the violation or probation.  Our Jacksonville Probation Attorney, Victoria "Tori" Mussallem, was able to get L.M.'s case on the judge's calendar without L.M. having to turn himself in.  At court, the violation report was discharged and L.M.'s probation was terminated.  L.M. served NO time in jail for the violation of probation.
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State of Florida v. L.W.

While on Jacksonville probation for Fighting, our client was arrested for Trafficking drugs and theft in Clay County - NO JAIL TIME on violation of probation in Duval County

Our client was placed on probation for Fighting, a second degree misdemeanor, in Jacksonville.  While L.W. was on this probation, she was arrested for trafficking in controlled substances and petty theft in Clay County, Florida.  When you are arrested while on any Florida probation, that arrest will automatically lead to your probation being violated.  Our Jacksonville Probation Attorney was able to get L.W. on the judge's calendar before a warrant was issued for her arrest on the violation of probation.  L.W.'s probation was continued and she served no jail time.
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State of Florida v. D.E.

Our client, who completed NO conditions of his DUI probation in Jacksonville, continues probation without going to jail


Our client was placed on probation for DUI in Jacksonville.  He is currently in the Navy and was deployed shortly after being put on DUI probation.  Because he was on the ship, he did not report to probation on 2 occasions and did NONE of the conditions of his probation.  A capias was issued for his arrest with a bond attached to it that he would have to post in order to be released.  Our Jacksonville Probation Attorney was able to get D.E.'s case added to the judge's calendar without him having to turn himself into the jail.  Our Jacksonville Criminal Attorney was able to get the violation of probation dismissed and our client continued his probation without having to go to jail.

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State of Florida v. Q.S.

Second domestic battery charged dropped, client continues probation

Our Jacksonville client was on probation for domestic battery when police said he grabbed the alleged victim by the throat, pushed her onto a bed and choked her. Police said there was a witness to the incident and that the alleged victim had red marks around her chest and neck. Because he was on probation, he was charged with this domestic battery (1st degree misdemeanor) and violation of probation of domestic battery (also a 1st degree misdemeanor). Our client was then looking at up to 2 years in jail. Our Jacksonville criminal defense law firm got the new charge dropped and our client continued his probation.




State of Florida v. J.S.

Two charges dropped, client released from jail

Our client was on probation for child abuse when his pregnant wife told Jacksonville police he hit her twice. His arrest automatically violated his probation and he was looking at 5 years in prison. The wife, 8 months pregnant, showed police two bruises on her arm that she said were from the alleged attack. Our Jacksonville domestic battery attorney went over the case with our client and his wife. Our criminal defense attorney was able to get the charge dismissed. The next step was the probation violation. The law allows prosecutors to move forward with the probation violation – even if the new charges are dropped. The work of our Jacksonville probation attorney led to the dismissal of the violation of probation affidavit and our client was released from jail.




State of Florida v. C.K.

Client violates nearly every term of DUI probation, attorneys get probation terminated

Our client was facing jail time after he failed to do almost everything he agreed to as part of his Jacksonville DUI probation. He was on 6-month probation and ordered to: impound his car for 10 days, attend DUI school, go to a Victim Impact Panel, finish 50 hours of community service and pay court costs. He hired our team of experience Jacksonville DUI attorneys a year after his DUI and he’d done none of the above. The one thing he did do was get arrested for driving on a suspended license while on probation. Our Jacksonville criminal defense law firm arranged to have the DUI probation ended and keep our client out of jail on the violation of probation charge.




State of Florida v. B.T.

Man arrested 8 years after warrant issued, finishes DUI probation and avoids more jail time

Our Jacksonville client was arrested in 2009, eight years after a warrant was issued against him for violating his DUI probation. He was charged with DUI in 2000 and told to complete the standard penalties for a first DUI – finish 50 hours of community service, attend DUI school and Victim Impact Panel, impound his car for 10 days and pay a fine. He completed none. Once he was arrested for the violation in 2009, he hired our Jacksonville probation attorney, who got him out of jail and had him finish most of what was required. Our Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer got the probation terminated and he avoided further jail time.




State of Florida v. J.W.

Attorneys get in front of probation violation, client stays out of jail

Our client knew he would be in violation of his DUI probation once he was given a ticket for driving on a suspended license. His license was suspended for 6 months as part of the DUI sentence and he opened himself up to jail time. He called our experienced Jacksonville DUI attorney who didn’t wait for the warrant to come down once the probation officer noticed the violation. Our Jacksonville criminal attorney got the case in front of the judge and held a review of his probation to avoid a violation, jail time and a conviction on the charge of driving on a suspended license (a misdemeanor).




State of Florida v. R.H.

Man avoids violation for driving on suspended license, stays on DUI probation

Our client put his DUI probation in jeopardy by getting caught driving on a suspended license. After a DUI arrest your license is automatically suspended and, if you get caught driving, you pick up a whole new charge. Even if the case is dropped, you can still be found in violation of probation. He hired our Jacksonville criminal defense attorney, who investigated the case. Because of the work by our Jacksonville probation law firm, our client was not convicted on the suspended license charge, did not serve jail time on either that charge or the probation violation and was placed back on probation.




State of Florida v. T.M.

Man picks up DUI arrest while on drug probation, attorneys keep him out of jail on violations

Our client was on two different drug offender probations in Jacksonville when he was arrested for DUI. Because he violated, he was looking at 10 years in prison – even if the DUI was dropped. State law allows prosecutors to move forward with the probation violation even if the most recent charge gets dropped. Our Jacksonville probation attorneys kept him from getting arrested and being hauled off to jail, even though he did violate probation. When the case resolved, our Jacksonville criminal defense attorney was able to get both probation ended and our client did not serve a day in jail on the probation violations.




State of Florida v. T.F.

Domestic battery charge dropped, client stays on DUI probation

Our Jacksonville client picked up a domestic battery charge while she was on probation for DUI. That charge would have immediately violated her probation. Our Jacksonville criminal attorney looked into the case and connected the prosecutor with the alleged victim. Our Jacksonville probation lawyer got the second charge dropped, her DUI probation continues and she did not go to jail on the probation violation.




State of Florida v. J.M.

Serviceman called out of state before DUI probation complete, attorneys get it terminated

Our client was called out of Florida with the military and did not complete the terms of his DUI probation. A warrant was issued for his arrest because he didn’t meet conditions of his probation, including: attending DUI school and the Victim impact Panel, paying his fees and completing 50 hours of community service. In his absence, our Jacksonville probation attorney got the probation terminated and our client never went to jail on the charge.




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