An Escambia County, Florida court convicted a 40-year-old man of lewd or lascivious molestation, lewd or lascivious conduct and promoting a sexual performance by a child Tuesday. He was sentenced to 107.25 months, or almost 9 years in Florida State Prison. But the court wasn’t finished there.
Additionally, the man was also sentenced on a VOP (violation of probation) a total of 40 years. The man was a registered sex offender at the time of the current charges and on sex offender probation out of Santa Rosa County, FL for sexual convictions dating back to 1994.
Probation violations can be divided into two separate categories of either technical violations or substantive violations. A technical violation refers to any technical aspect of probation, such as paying fines or completing community service. A substantive violation occurs if a new crime is committed while on probation, which is what happened in this particular case. If you are found to have violated probation, a judge can sentence you to jail or prison for the maximum time you were facing on the original substantive charge. For example, if you were charged with a misdemeanor and received probation and then were arrested for violating the terms, you could receive one year in county jail for committing the violation. The Circuit and County Courts throughout the state of Florida all have unique policies and procedures for handling convictions for violation of probation. Certain motions that can be filed in one county may not be able to be filed in another county, which is why a probation violation of any kind, is quite serious.
If you have been accused of violating the terms of your probation as a sex offender in the state of Florida, contact the Florida Sex Crimes Lawyers online or call 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).
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