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Misdemeanor Probation in Hillsborough County, FL

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office began overseeing misdemeanor probation in October of 2015. The Sheriff’s Office purchased software to support an enhanced case management system that will replace paper record keeping with a new more effective online process. The Sheriff’s Office has also hired many of the Salvation Army employees who were to lose their jobs when the agency’s contract expired on September 30, 2015.

The primary administrative functions of the probation office will be conducted at the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse where the people put on misdemeanor probation will check in for their initial intake. Another probation office is set up at the Plant City Courthouse. Probation services will also be located at a former work release center near the Orient Road Jail. From that location the probation office will handle various programs including drug counseling, anger management and career development.

If you violated your misdemeanor probation after entering a plea at the courthouse in Tampa or Plant City, then take a proactive approach to resolving the case. Call us today to find out the best things to do when you know you that your probation will be violated. The attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm are focused on criminal defense in Hillsborough County, FL.

We help our clients come back into compliance as quickly as possible so that we can fight to resolve their case under the best possible terms. Call 813-250-0500 to discuss your case.

New Procedures for Misdemeanor Probation Services in Hillsborough County

Effective October 1, 2015, a new administrative order applies to misdemeanor probation services. Administrative Order s-2015-54 on misdemeanor probation in Hillsborough County supersedes Administrative order S-2010-026. The administrative order was signed by Chief Jude, Ronald N. Ficarrotta on September 29, 2015.

In accordance with the Interlocal Agreement between David Gee, as Sheriff of Hillsborough County, Florida (HCSO) and Hillsborough County, HCSO will begin providing supervision and rehabilitation services to misdemeanor probationers. The Clerk of Court will process all misdemeanor probation financial transactions and disburse fines and court costs paid by probationers. The chief judge under article V, section 2(d), Florida Constitution; section 43.26, Florida Statutes; and the Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.215(b)(2) updated many of the procedures regarding misdemeanor probation services.

Cost of Supervision for Misdemeanor Probation in Tampa

Under the new procedures, the monthly cost-of-supervision is $75 for the first month and $55 per month thereafter and a one-time fee to the Clerk of $12. The Clerk fee is for collection, processing and accounting for all misdemeanor probation cost-of-supervision financial transactions in accordance with the Interlocal Agreement. The Clerk also collects the cost-of-supervision fees for HCSO. The Clerk will also collect and disburse payments of the Clerk fees, restitution, court costs, fines, surcharges and any indigent status application fees from misdemeanor probationers.

Finding an Attorney for Misdemeanor Violations of Probation

If you have an outstanding warrant for violation of probation in a misdemeanor case in Hillsborough County, then contact an attorney at the Sammis Law Firm in Tampa, FL. We are experienced in helping clients who allegedly violated the terms of their probation in any criminal case including driving under the influence (DUI). We can help you come back into compliance as quickly as possible so that you have the best chance of getting the best result in the case.

Let us put our experience to work for you. Call us today to discuss your case at 813-250-0500. We represent clients at the courthouse in both Tampa and Plant City, FL.

This article was last upated on Tuesday, December 15, 2015.