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Court Analyzes What Constitutes a Willful Violation of Probation Under Florida Law

by Hanlon Law

Under Florida law, if a defendant is convicted of a crime, the penalty imposed will depend on several factors, including the nature of the crime, the defendant’s criminal history, and the likelihood the defendant will commit another criminal offense. In some cases, the court will sentence a defendant to probation in lieu of jail time....

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Posted in: Probation Violations, Sentencing

Florida Court Explains State’s Burden of Proof at Probation Revocation Hearings

by Hanlon Law

Criminal defendants who plead guilty or no contest to criminal charges or are convicted of crimes following a trial may be sentenced to a term of probation in lieu of incarceration. Standard terms of probation typically include the requirement that the defendant refrains from violating any laws or committing any new offenses. If the State...

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Posted in: Probation Violations, Sentencing

Florida Court of Appeals Reverses Conviction for Resisting an Officer Without Violence

by Hanlon Law

Under Florida law, the state is required to produce evidence that an officer is engaged in a lawful duty to convict a defendant charged with resisting arrest.  In a recent case, the District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District reversed a conviction for resisting an officer without violence, due to the state’s failure to introduce...

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Posted in: Juvenile, Probation Violations

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