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What is the process for an inmate to file a motion to modify incarceration level (to house arrest) in florida county jail?

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My friend is an inmate in county jail and he would like to appeal to serve the remainder of his sentence in the monitored release program so he can keep his job. He was told to file a motion to modify. Is this something he can do himself or does he need an attorney to file? Is there a specific form and strict process? thanks

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  1. He can do it himself, however, an attorney will be able to assist to file the proper motion and present it to the Court.


  2. For the best results, he should consider retaining a Miami criminal defense attorney, and you can help him do that.

    Set a free, no obligation, appointment at the office of a local criminal defense lawyer right here in Miami. One of us can review his case and determine the costs and assess the likelihood of success in his petition.

    Many inmates consistently make motions and petitions to the court to somehow try to get out of prison. And they have a right to do so.

    But due to the sheer volume of these petitions by desperate people behind bars, they often fall on deaf ears.

    The way to get this done is to get a Miami criminal defense lawyer on the case immediately.

    If this answer helped you, please be so kind as to mark it "helpful" or "best answer". This would be greatly appreciated. Remember, this is not legal advice from Criminal Defense Lawyer Albert Quirantes, or the Ticket Law Center in Miami, Florida and there is no attorney client privilege created in this communication. Don't squeal on yourself by making admissions on this public website. Only ask theoretical questions of a general nature for your own protection.

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