Misdemeanor Probation in Hillsborough County
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 and more effective online process. When HCSO took over supervising misdemeanor probation, the Sheriff’s Office hired many of the Salvation Army employees who would have lost their job when the agency’s contract expired on September 30, 2015.
The primary administrative functions of the probation office are conducted at the George E. Edgecomb Courthouse. After being sentenced to probation in the courtroom, the person is instructed to report to the misdemeanor probation office at the courthouse to check in for their initial intake. Another probation office is set up for this same purpose at the Plant City Courthouse.
In Hillsborough County, HCSO has set up additional probation services 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.
Attorney for Misdemeanor Probation Violations in Hillsborough County, FL
If you violated the terms of your misdemeanor probation after entering a plea at the courthouse in Tampa or Plant City, take a proactive approach to resolving the case on the best possible terms. Call us today to find out the most important things you can do when you realize your probation officer is about to take action to trigger a violation.
The attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm are focused on criminal defense in Hillsborough County, FL. A large part of our practice is devoted to helping people who are accused of violating their misdemeanor probation. 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.
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 a Lawyer for Misdemeanor Violations of Probation in Tampa, FL
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. We represent clients at the courthouse in both Tampa and Plant City, FL.
Call us today to discuss your case at (813) 250-0500.
This article was last upated on Friday, October 12, 2018.