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I feel as long as I have this judge I think he will give me the five years - minus the 6mths served correct. I am hoping he will be rotated in a couple of years I don't think he will let me transfer the probation. He made a big point of no early termination in court. My attorney challenged that and he had to back down. The State's attorney only wanted 90 days and a year probation. The judge said no - so I don't think he will listen to a probation officer. I am not planning to violate - I will not drive - but I know I might go to a party or something and have a beer - it depends on how much the probation officer is determined to violate me. It appears in Florida you are better off doing drugs - people don't realize the consequences and the cost of DUI's. Even if you don't ever drink again this is on your record forever - no forgiveness.
Probation does have a right to randomly test you, for drugs and alcohol. They can arrive at your home or ask you to come into their office, for a test. Every Judge is different. If you know you have a strict Judge, make sure you do not mess up while on probation. Sitting in jail is not fun. You will get credit for any previous time served.
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