People frequently contact our Jacksonville Probation Law Firm to discuss modifying their probation. At The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A., we can have your case placed on the judge’s calendar to address any modification you wish to make to your probation. After being placed on probation and agreeing to certain terms, life can change, making it difficult to complete certain conditions. That is why it is important to seek a probation modification before a violation is committed. Common modifications include extending the time to pay restitution and court costs, changing a no contact order to allow contact and converting performing community service hours to paying for them instead.
Probation is a criminal sentence where the judge orders you to complete certain conditions in a certain time frame. You can be placed on probation for any crime in Florida and in some instances, probation is required. If you are convicted of DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or Domestic Battery, Florida law requires you to be put on probation. Probation is also an alternative to being sent to jail or prison and it is a common part of most sentences. If the crime is a property crime, such as theft or criminal mischief, payment of restitution is almost always a condition of probation. Failure to pay restitution is considered a violation and can subject the probationer to arrest. Most probation sentences also include taking classes, such as DUI school or a Batterers Intervention Program. Excessive absences or dismissal from the programs can result in a violation of probation.
If you are placed on probation in Jacksonville, Clay County, Nassau County, or St. Johns County, in addition to completing certain conditions, you may also have restrictions placed on you. Restrictions could limit or prohibit your contact with a certain person or place. If you want to modify your probation, contact our Jacksonville Criminal Attorney today.