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Sarasota Woman Gets Treatment & Avoids Jail After Probation Violation

Published: Oct 24, 2016 by Erika Valcarcel

Previously, Sarasota criminal defense attorney Erika Valcarcel effectively handled a very serious felony DUI case for a woman, which resulted in a drastic reduction to a misdemeanor offense and a term of probation in lieu of some dreadful potential consequences. Eventually, this individual was found to have violated the terms of her probation by leaving the county without permission and again was arrested for public intoxication. With this type of probation violation, which was also alcohol related there was not a lot of sympathy from the court and she was denied a bond that required her to remain in jail pending a resolution. Based on the dire nature of her circumstances, which included the likely possibility that she’d be incarcerated for the remainder of her one-year sentence, the woman knew that she needed strong legal representation and once again, called upon the services of Erika Valcarcel, Criminal Defense Lawyer, P.A..

Attorney Erika Valcarcel immediately set to work and began discussing the situation with her client’s probation officer prior to the completion the officer’s sentencing recommendation. By highlighting the woman’s clear substance abuse history and her sincere desire to seek help, attorney Valcarcel negotiated to reinstate the woman’s probation instead of incarceration with the added condition that she complete a 28-day residential alcohol treatment program. Due to Valcarcel’s impressive ability and experience with sentencing guidelines and probation procedure, her client was able to return home as well as get the assistance that she needed instead of spending considerable time in custody.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.