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Experience:  Admitted to NYS Criminal defense bar in 1989. Extensive arraignment, hearing, trial experience.
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I'm on probation and had a deadline. I finished paying fines

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I'm on probation and had a deadline. I finished paying fines and finished dui class but I still have substance abuse program to finish. Can I extend my probation so I don't violate?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: This is in florida
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No, I had one for the case but that was for the sentencing
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: I finished everything except for the substance abuse program. I signed up but I have a warrant for my arrest for violation of probation. But my probation isn't over until the end of August. The deadline I was required to finish by was July 16
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 10 months ago.


In my experience, if you are regularly attending the program by the time you have to go to court for the violation, a judge will generally be willing to extend your probation so that you can complete the program. The court would generally not want to pull you out of a program in order to put you in jail. It would be a good idea to inform your lawyer of the issue so that you have representation and someone to make the argument for you at the hearing for your violation.

Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 10 months ago.

Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.