lady in handcuffsIn the world of criminal law, any good news for an accused is always welcome. So knowing that following the rules of probation may give you good cause to seek a shortened probationary term is important to know. It is also important to know not every request may be honored. There are many pitfalls on the probation road, and protecting your rights by using a competent attorney is essential to avoiding a stumble. The attorneys at Ferraro Law Group are accomplished in criminal law matters and have experience in probation issues.

A probation case in the spotlight, nationally and locally is that of Debra LaFave. In that case, the teacher accused of an inappropriate relationship with an underage student:

● Successfully argued for a shortened probationary term, and enjoyed a short period of time of freedom

● The Court later reversed that decision, deciding that Debra LaFave must complete the term of probation as originally ordered

The case is currently on appeal, and the result of the Florida State Supreme Court is likely to have far reaching effects on probation cases statewide. The law is fluid and ever changing and it is critical to assemble a legal team that is up to date and knowledgeable about changes in the law. The legal professionals at Ferraro Law Group make it a part of their daily tasks to keep on top of new rules and Court rulings that affect you. We analyze the rationale used by Courts when making their decisions, so we can apply them to the facts of your case accurately.

If you have questions about the terms of your probation, call our office to schedule a free initial consultation. Make an appointment with a skilled criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast to make sure your case is handled properly.