Broward County Probation Officers Face Cut Backs

leifertlaw January 19, 2009 Criminal Defense

Broward County probation officers supervising felony offenders will have eight less officers on their staff as a result of Florida budget cuts. Reporter Sofa Santana with the Sun-Sentinel reports that probation officers in Broward County face a 10% increase in their case loads with an average of 93 offenders assigned to each probation officer.

An individual being supervised in Broward County can face a violation of probation for a new arrest, non-compliance with the actual sentencing requirements or a failed drug test. A judge will typically issue a violation of probation warrant which subjects an individual to be re-sentenced up to the maximum penalty for the original offense.

If you are facing a violation of probation in Broward County or Palm Beach County, contact a lawyer at Leifert & Leifert. We may be able to schedule a surrender hearing which would alleviate he need for an arrest and time spent in custody.

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