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PROBATION ASSISTANCE

About Probation

Probation is not easy. Many people on supervision do not have support networks in place to help them succeed. Unfortunately, the majority of those on probation will go back to jail or prison.

What is Probation?

Probation may be ordered by a judge as part of a sentence for someone who has been found guilty of, or had adjudication withheld for, a crime. As an alternative to incarceration, probation allows the individual to live in the community while being supervised by a probation officer.

What are probation conditions?

These are the rules by which a person on probation must abide. Conditions may be “standard” or “special.” Standard conditions include payment of costs of supervision, fines and fees, reporting to the probation officer as directed, remaining employed, and dozens of more requirements. Special conditions can be anything from attending counseling sessions, payment of restitution, community service, or restrictions specific to the charge (such as a prohibition on using the Internet for those convicted of certain sexual-based offenses).

What is Parole?

Parole is the release of an incarcerated person prior to the court-imposed date end date. Parole is not a right. It is considered an act of grace by the State. Parole was abolished in Florida for most crimes committed on or after October 1, 1983, and for specified offenses committed prior to October 1, 1995. This means that as of May 2022, there were 3,670 people in Florida prisons that are parole eligible.

How We Help

We can help you deal with whatever is thrown your way. Florida Justice Center is the support network you need to succeed on supervision. Our team of lawyers is ready and willing to work with you to address any barriers to success that you are having while on probation.

Some of the services we assist with include early termination of probation, modification of terms of supervision, travel permits, preparation for parole hearings, and termination of pre-trial intervention or diversion programs.

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Types of Supervision

There are a variety of different forms of supervision that have different restrictions. Some of these include:

  • Probation
  • Administrative Probation
  • Community Control (House Arrest)
  • Drug Offender Probation
  • Sex Offender Probation
  • CRD Supervision
  • Parole
  • Pre-Trial Intervention/Diversion

Supervision Assistance

Early Termination

Modification of Terms

Travel Permits

Eligibility

Eligibility

We DO NOT provide representation for technical or substantive probation violations.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must:
    • Be on some form of supervision; or
    • Be enrolled in a pre-trial diversion program; or
    • Currently be incarcerated and parole eligible
  • You cannot:
    • Have a pending violation
    • Have a warrant
    • Have been found in violation of probation for at least six months prior to the date of application for assistance

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