Osceola County Recalls More Than 1,500 Probation Violation Warrants
The Osceola County Clerk of Court has recalled and quashed over 1,500 outstanding active probation violation warrants according to an administrative order authorized by Judge Frederick J. Lauten on September 18, 2017. The order, which went into effect immediately, includes warrants issued between January 1, 1985, and December 31, 2007.
According to the order, these warrants place a significant burden on the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and Osceola County Clerk of Court which interferes with the efficient administration of justice. After consulting on the matter, they believe that the efforts to collect the fines, fees, and costs associated with these warrants can be made through other means.
What Does Having a Warrant Recalled Mean?
When a warrant is recalled by the judge in this manner, it means the order authorizing your arrest has been reversed. You no longer have to be concerned about law enforcement arresting you wherever you are. Though law enforcement is no longer actively seeking your arrest, your probation terms have not changed. You still need to complete the entirety of your probation sentence.
Taking Advantage of a Second Chance
It’s important to understand that despite these warrants being recalled and quashed, your case is still open. However, you may be able to take further advantage of this situation by filing for an early termination of probation.
Under Florida law, defendants may be released from probation early or have their sentenced reduced. An attorney can help you apply for early release, but it is still entirely up to the judge’s discretion. There is nothing you can do to force your release, through an attorney can help you make a strong case for why you should be released early.
What Are The Basic Requirements for Early Termination of Probation
Getting your probation terminated early in Florida will depend on a variety of factors. However, the most common conditions that a Judge looks to see if you have met are:
- All classes or court-ordered treatments have been completed
- Your substance abuse testing requirements
- How much of your probation sentence has been completed
File for Early Termination Today
Probation is one of the lighter punishments that you can receive, though that doesn’t mean it is easy. You must regularly check-in with your probation officer, pay costly fees, attend classes, submit to drug-testing, and always be careful of making a mistake. By attempting to end your probation early, you have a chance to get full control of your life back.
Filing a motion to terminate your probation is a process that requires help from an experienced lawyer. If you are serious about taking the first step in that process, then The Umansky Law Firm can help. When you work with our team of dedicated and experienced attorneys, your case will be reviewed by people who truly care about you and who fully understand the laws surrounding your case. Call us now to take the first step in terminating your probation.