Individuals are sentenced to probation by a County Court Judge for committing criminal traffic or misdemeanor crimes. The probationers are assigned an officer to monitor the conditions established by the court for the period of time designated. The maximum sentence is one year.
Some of the conditions of supervision include: monthly reporting; attending counseling; maintaining employment; supporting dependents; performing community service; paying court assessed fines, court costs, and cost of supervision; and incurring no new law violations. Probation officers are required to visit probationers at their homes and on their jobs when needed.
In addition, the program also coordinates the Victim Impact Panel which is court ordered for 1st time DUI offenders. The Victim Impact Panel meets once a month.
Individuals supervised in this office are adults sentenced by County Court judges for misdemeanor, criminal traffic, or municipal ordinance violations. The program also supervises probationers who are sentenced in other counties but maintain a residence in Alachua County. Juveniles sentenced for criminal traffic offenses may also be supervised in this office.
The monthly Cost of Supervision fee is $50.00. Probationers who demonstrate an inability to pay may perform community service work hours in lieu of paying the cost of supervision and some of the court assessments. Fees for any classes or treatment sessions ordered by the court are paid directly to the agency providing the service. Probationers ordered to perform community service are assessed a fee for service.
For More Information
Sharon L. Longworth, Probation Program Supervisor
14 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone: (352) 338-7390 or 338-7346
Fax: (352) 338-3299