I have a month left on probation. I went to do a substance abuse eval. I'm clean and never used any drugs an they recommended an 8 week course. With only a month left on probation that won't work. Is there anyone out there that will give me an honest evaluation (I really don't have a problem)
You really need to talk to your criminal defense lawyer or the public defender who represented you in the criminal proceedings.
Why did you wait until the last minute?
Seems to me that the time crunch is on you.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
First, second and third: No attorney-client relationship exists by virtue of any Q&A with Michael A. Haber, Esq. on Avvo. Fourth: Anything that you post on Avvo (or on similar sites) or on any social media is by its nature public. It is essentially an admission / confession and can be introduced into evidence as a statement against your interest in a subsequent legal proceeding. Once posted you lose any reasonable expectation of privacy, so, as this is an open forum (with no privilege attached), please be extra careful when considering what to post online (forewarned is forearmed.)
Is this a new order for an evaluation? Or was it ordered as a condition of probation and you are just now getting it done? What has your PO said with regard to the the course recommendation? Start there. If It's a new requirement, you should consult with an attorney to challenge it. If you're late on completing the condition, your PO may ask the Judge to extend your probation. If so, again, consult with an attorney. Good luck!
I am not your lawyer! Answering your question does not establish an client/attorney relationship between us. My answer is based on the information you have provided. It is possible that my answer would be different if I knew ALL the facts and evidence concerning your case. Further, plea offers made by the State and sentencing by a judge can vary greatly from county to county, but are legal if the offer is in accordance with the laws of Florida.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline