PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS RUNNING MISDEMEANOR PROBATION
- October 4th, 2013
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What You Need to Know About Probation in Pinellas
The probation office will be relocating to 14500 49thStreet North with probation officers on location. Their hours are from 7:00am to 5:00pm. Look for their entrance on the north side of the building.
Check-in and assignment will,
- Be located in Room 1400 at the CJC – eliminating the need to report at the Probation Department immediately after checking in
- Have 3 people on staff
- Open at 8:00am
Other services at this location include,
- Urinalysis – observed testing at a $30 fee
- AA and NA meetings
- Worknet Pinellas – to provide employment opportunities to probationers
- Schedule vehicle impounds – at a $50 fee a deputy can be scheduled to meet you at your residence to put a club on your car
The New Cost of Probation
The cost of regular probation will stay the same. However, the costs of comprehensive probation will be going up.
- Comprehensive probation – $55 flat fee, plus the cost of monitoring
- Monitoring –
- $10 a day for the Scram X alcohol monitor, or
- $7 a day for the GPS monitor
The Scram X alcohol monitor is an ankle monitor and a home unit that must be plugged into an outlet.
- No phone jack is needed.
- No GPS function
- Can tell if ankle unit is near the home
- Can be used for curfew
The GPS ankle monitor only needs to be charged for 3 hours a day. It can be set up to have inclusion and exclusion zones. If you need more information, speak to Sgt. Ellison at 727-464-6298.
As for curfew, it will remain on a call-in basis. However, they’re looking at making this system more efficient as well.
Also, they’re currently considering changing mail-in probation to an online system for efficiency.
If you need to contact probation, their main number is 727-464-8100.
And, if you need aggressive legal representation in your criminal defense case, contact The Denson Firm today.