Mandatory Probation For Domestic Violence Charges

If a person is found guilty of, has adjudication withheld on, or pleads nolo contendere to a crime of domestic violence in Florida that person shall be ordered by the court to a minimum term of 1 year probation.  The imposition of probation by the court does not preclude the court from imposing any sentence of imprisonment allowed.  So as an example for a first degree misdemeanor sentence, which is punishable by a maximum of 1 year in jail, 1 year on probation and a $1,000.00 fine the judge could sentence you to 30 days in jail, 1 year of probation, $500.00 fine, Batterer’s Intervention Program(which shall be at least 29 weeks in length and include 24 weekly sessions, plus appropriate intake, assessment and orientation programming), community service, cost of investigation, cost of prosecution and court costs.  The judge can also impose other special conditions of your probation like no contact with the victim and no return to your residence during the required 1 year of probation.  If you would like to discuss how I can help, the consultation is free.  Please call me at 407-740-8300, text me at 407-616-8808 or email me at [email protected].