I'm on felony probation, I've been complaint, never missed a visit, never violated, always does what my probation officer asks. I am behind on my fees though. I'm being kicked out of where I'm currently living at the end of the month. I have a friend in a different city, same county who will let me stay with her. Am I going to have a problem moving to a different city, what are the steps, if my probation officer denies my request what do I do??
First step it to contact your PO. S/He will give you everything you need to know about moving. Generally, moving within the county is not a problem unless your probation contains some unique restrictions. If you encounter problems you will likely need a local attorney to intervene.
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All felony probation cases are supervised by the Florida Department of Corrections, so moving to another city within the county you are currently being supervised in should not be a major issue. You are required to get permission to move and you should notify your probation officer of the issues relating to your current living arrangements immediately.
If for some reason they where to give you any problems you would have to file a motion with the court to authorize your supervision to be transferred to another office. Again, I highly doubt this will be an issue if you are remaining in the same county. But you need to discuss this with your probation officer NOW!
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You asked another very similar question the other day, I believe. You must get permission to move from your probation officer, plain and simple. If you cannot get that, a motion must be made and a hearing held prior to the move. Usually, moves like this go smoothly. You might get another probation officer, depending upon which cities are covered by which officers in the county.
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Prior to any move being made you MUST get permission from the probation officer supervising your probation. If you are having a problem, seek out a local criminal defense lawyer to assist you with a motion.
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