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DUI Probation Violation

Driving under the influence is a serious crime and can result in various penalties such as probation. Probation, also known as community supervision, is a type of alternative sentencing where you must follow certain conditions for a period. These conditions can be incredibly stifling and hinder your daily activities but violating them comes at a cost.

Violating your probation can result in your community supervision being revoked. This means you could be sentenced to serve out the rest of your time in jail. If that doesn’t happen, then the judge could impose additional conditions to your probation or lengthen it. If you or someone you know has been arrested for violating probation, then contact an experienced and skilled defense attorney.

DUI Defense Attorney for Probation Violation in Palm Beach County, FL

Violating your DUI probation can lead to just as serious consequences as a DUI. You could face additional conditions to your probation or even be sent to jail or prison. To fight for your rights and future, contact the attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A..

Contact us now at (561) 557-8686 to set up your first free consultation. We can set up your fist consultation completely free and assist you with your case. Our offices are located in West Palm Beach but we practice throughout the greater Palm Beach county area including Wellingotn and Boca Raton. 

Overview of DUI Probation Violation in FL

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Probation Conditions for DUI in Florida

Florida law states all DUI convicted offenders must be placed on some type of community supervision for a period. This is determined by the court as well as the conditions associated with your probation. Many DUI offenders choose to serve probation so they can avoid jail time.

Probation is different for every case, but most DUI offenders must do the following: 

  • Meet with your probation officer monthly;
  • Be truthful with your probation officer;
  • Attend alcohol or substance abuse counseling or treatment;
  • Submit to random alcohol or drug testing;
  • Not violate any laws;
  • Retain steady lawful employment;
  • Agree to not to use any intoxicants in excess or possess drugs;
  • Be truthful with your probation officer;
  • Be accessible at your home or work for your probation officer to check on you;
  • Pay the state $50 a month or any other probation-related cost;
  • Not violate any laws;
  • Retain steady lawful employment;
  • Agree to not to use any intoxicants in excess or possess drugs;
  • Be truthful with your probation officer;
  • Not possess, carry or own any firearms without your probation officer’s consent;
  • Complete DUI school; and
  • Finish all 50 community service hours 

Violating any of these conditions can result in your probation being revoked.

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Penalties for Violating DUI Probation in Florida

If your probation is revoked, then you must face the statutory penalties for DUI again. You may be required to spend the rest of your probation in jail or prison depending on your charges. The following are the penalties for driving under the influence in Florida.

  • First DUI Offense
    • Up to six months in county jail; and
    • Possible fine between $500 and $1,000.

  • Second DUI Offense
    • Up to nine months in county jail; and
    • Possible fine between $1,000 and $2,000.

  • Third DUI Offense
    • Up to 12 months in prison; and
    • Possible fine between $2,000 and $5,000.

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Additional Resources 

FDC | Probation Services – Visit the official website for the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) to learn more about the Melbourne Probation Circuit Office. Access the site to learn more about what the probation officer offers, directions to the office, the number of offenders under probation and general contact information.

Florida Probation Laws – Visit the official website for Online Sunshine, a collection of state laws for the state of Florida. Access the statutes to learn more about the terms and conditions of probation, how fees are processed, what an offender on probation isn’t and is allowed to do and more.

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Lawyer for DUI Probation Violation in West Palm Beach, FL

If you or someone you know has been arrested for DUI, then it’s vital you have legal counsel. For experienced counsel, call the attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A.. We have excellent legal service and can use our experience to help your case. Let us be your legal partner in these matters by contacting the attorneys at Meltzer & Bell, P.A. today. 

Pick up the phone and call (561) 557-8686 to set up your first appointment free. We can sit with you and answer any and all your legal questions. Meltzer & Bell, P.A. represents people throughout the greater West Palm Beach area such as Boca Raton, Wellington and Delray Beach.

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