STATE v. CM
Driving with a Suspended License and Violating his Probation
Violation of Probation Dismissed
CM was on probation for Grand Theft, 4 counts of Grand Theft Auto, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Uttering a Forged Instrument, and Obtaining Lodging with Intent to Defraud. Client was caught driving in another county and arrested for Driving with a Suspended License and Violating his Probation in Hillsborough County and immediately taken into custody. Attorney was hired to handle CM’s Violation of Probation. After speaking with CM’s probation officer, Attorney recommended that CM enter an admission to the Violation of Probation. Attorney entered an admission to the violation at a VOP arraignment and requested that his client’s probation be reinstated and he be released immediately. Attorney cited CM’s positive relationship with his probation officer, and the fact that the majority of the probation terms were completed. Facing a maximum of 35 years in Florida State Prison, Attorney was able to get CM’s probation reinstated, and earned CM’s release from custody that day.