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25 Sep 2012

Garland Secures Prompt Dismissal of VOP Warrant

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Jeffrey H. Garland was retained on July 11, 2002, after defendant had just been arrested in St. Lucie County on the “old” VOP warrants. Attorney Garland confirmed the defendant’s story, to-wit: all financial obligations were paid no later than 09/20/89. That’ right, folks. 13 years before! At that time, GJD was given a travel permit to move to Jacksonville from Tampa. He was subsequently given permission by the Jacksonville probation officer to move to the U.S. Virgin Islands. After he had already moved, the Hillsborough County probation office wrote a letter to defendant’s old Jacksonville address advising him not to move. The defendant, of course, did not receive the letter until much later. The letter did also say that the probation office would “initiate an early termination” if all financials were paid. Having already paid them, he thought the matter was over. He moved to Port St. Lucie in 1999, and continued to live without incident until his arrest on these warrants. The trial judge correctly ended the matter just 19 days after the arrest.

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