Convicted of a first offense DUI misdemeanor sentence to 50 hours community service and other fines my question is about community service online services
I’ve been practicing criminal defense for quite some time and have never heard of online community service. My theory: if you have to question it, it’s probably not a good idea. You are better off going to court and asking the judge to buy out the community service. Many judges will do it at $10 per hour
Beats me (though I'd guess probably not); the only folks who can answer your question is Pinellas County Probation.
It seems tome that sitting at home in the comfort of your favorite boxers, in the a/c, drinking your beverage of choice and eating freshly delivered pizza kinda flies in the face of the entire concept of community service (which is at least in part punative).
The only exception that I can think of is possibly via the Humane Society. In Miami I have successfully brokered CSHs for clients who provide foster services for HS animals. The conversion rate varies (sometimes 2 or as many as 5 CSHs for each unbroken 24 hour period of foster care) and some Judges will not permit that. Still, if you're animal friendly then it's worth the time and effort to explore (especially if there's the possibility that you will end up giving a formerly caged and potentially euthanized animal a forever home... in which case you will save the life of a thankful creature who saved you a major hassle, and that's good karma).
Again, the only folks who can answer your question is Pinellas County Probation (though you may want to also confirm with your Judge).
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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I have never heard of online community service. Check with your probation officer.
I agree with all of my colleagues above. You have inquire with your probation officer or the probation department.
You must make sure to keep your probation officer happy. Check with your probation officer to make sure any and all community service is approved and accounted for. If you can afford to purchase the community service hours and the judge will allow it that is a great option. Mind your P'a and Q's and you may be able to file for early termination of probation depending on your unique circumstances.
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