Devon Charles Lochte Violates Probation in Florida

Broward County violation of probation lawyer William R. Moore

Devon Charles Lochte, the younger brother of Olympian, reality TV character and UF alumnus Ryan Lochte, was arrested Tuesday by Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies for a violation of probation after a urine sample tested positive for chemicals found in marijuana.

Lochte Violates Probation

What are my options if I Violate My Probation in Florida?

Our Probation Violation Attorneys explain that in Florida, probation is a form of community supervision, where a person who is convicted is allowed to stay at home, work, study, and so on as long as they meet certain specified terms of their probation. These terms typically include having to stay in touch with the probation officer on a regular basis.

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Is community control available to juveniles?

Criminal Defense Attorneys in Broward County

Is community control another name for house arrest in Broward County and is it available to underage offenders? 


Yes, House Arrest is available to both adults and Juvenile Offenders.

House arrest in Florida is also called community control. It is a sentence that is given to certain criminal offenders in lieu of a prison term. Sometimes the court might sentence a person to a mix of prison term and house arrest. House arrest is less expensive for the state as the person under house arrest is expected to pay for most of the costs involved.

Our Probation Violation Lawyers in Broward County are available to discuss defenses to allegations of VOPs in South Florida.

A person under house arrest or community control in Florida can continue to live in their primary residence, travel to work, school, place of worship, hospital, and to visit the probation officer. However, they can do so only with the prior approval of the probation officer whom they need to meet each week.

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Community Control Electronic Monitoring

Article on violations of community control published in the Broward Criminal Lawyer Online Magazine.

Community Control  in Florida is a type of house arrest that is supervised by officers and/or by electronic monitoring. The offender’s freedom is restricted within a home, a community, or non-institutional residence, with certain imposed and enforceable sanctions. Community control is mainly a prison diversion program, however, it can also include probation program for sex offenders.

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Probation Procedures, Requirements and Violations

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Following sentencing in a criminal case, a defendant, by and through his or her criminal defense attorney may be placed on criminal probation. In ordinary circumstances, the defendant may be required to meet with the probation officer once a month, or more frequently in some cases. In some situations, the defendant may also be placed on a non-reporting probation, which does not require him or her to meet with the probation officer. Our Broward County Probation Violation Lawyers always motion the court for non-reporting probation on behalf of our clients where appropriate.

At the end of the criminal probation period, typically the defendant is required to show that he or she complied with the conditions of the probation. The defendant’s record will also be checked for any instances of further criminal activity. Criminal attorneys can offer legal advice to the defendants to help them meet the terms of probation appropriately. DUI cases in Broward County require that certain special conditions be met before completion of the term.

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Plea Agreements

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Many criminal cases “plea out.” Of those that go to trial, they are for varying reasons, according to Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyer William Moore. Some criminal cases are great for going to trial due to the underlying facts or the conviction with with a defendant believes he is innocent or unfairly arrested. For example, when … Read more Plea Agreements