Jacksonville Lawyer on Probation and Community Service Hours

If you have been convicted of a crime or given a withhold of adjudication, you were sentenced for your crime.  If you were arrested for Jacksonville petit theft and you did not owe any restitution, you may have been sentence to the time you already served in the Duval County Jail.  Sometimes, this may only be a day or two in jail.  In other cases, you may have a sentence that includes Florida probationJacksonville domestic battery cases carry a probation sentence that includes counseling through the batter’s intervention program.  If you pleaded guilty or no contest to Jacksonville driving under the influence, your sentence will include a mandatory probation term.  With a first Jacksonville DUI, you will likely be placed on probation to perform at least 50 hours of community service.

Many people that are placed on probation in Florida want to know if they can “buy out” their community service hours.  This means that you pay a certain amount of money instead of doing your community service.  For people with a demanding job, this is much easier.  Some judges will not allow you to pay for your community service hours.  You must physically perform the hours instead.

It appears that Chris Brown cannot buy his community service hours.  I just read an article about this, which I quoted below and provided a link to the original website.  Chris Brown was ordered to perform community service for 6 months.  I am sure that if Brown’s attorney had been able to obtain a “buy out” for those community service hours, he would have done so.  It appears that he completed his probation terms, but the prosecutor wants to look into it further.

Before accepting a probation sentence for Jacksonville assault and battery or any other case, it is important to discuss all of your options with your Jacksonville criminal lawyer.  If you need a Jacksonville lawyer, call (904) 564-2525.

Yahoo Article: Chris Brown due to return to court in assault case

Chris Brown is scheduled to return to a Los Angeles courtroom for the first time in more than a year amid questions about his community service.

The R&B singer is on probation for the 2009 beating of his then-girlfriend Rihanna and had been ordered to perform six months’ worth of community service, including graffiti removal, roadside cleanup and other manual labor.

Brown has completed his terms with praise from a judge, however a prosecutor raised concerns about how many hours he had completed.

The singer has received praise from a judge overseeing his probation for the 2009 beating of Rihanna, but an audit of his community service was ordered in July.”

Brown was also ordered to appear in court for a review of his probation on Monday.”

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