What is Community Control in the State of Florida?

If you have been convicted or plead to a felony charge in the State of Florida the Judge has the option of placing you into a program called Community Control. Community Control is a form of house arrest in which a person lives in their home and is subject to very close supervision by a probation office. Often a Judge will place someone on Community Control after they have failed to complete regular probation. The Florida Department of Corrections describes Community Control as “a form of intensive supervised house arrest in the community, including surveillance on weekends and holidays, administered by officers with limited caseloads”.

In my opinion, judges and prosecutors should allow more individuals to be placed on Community Control rather than over crowd our expensive prison system. Community Control allows people to be around their family and remain in their home. Additionally, the cost to the taxpayer is lower than sending someone off to live in state prison.

Here is link to the Florida Statute that governs probation and community control-http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0900-0999/0948/0948ContentsIndex.html&StatuteYear=2012&Title=-%3E2012-%3EChapter%20948

Do you have more question about Community Control?

If you or your family member have questions about Community Control or Probation please feel free to call me at (407) 415-9626. I am a former State Prosecutor and my office is Orlando, Florida. You can also email the question that you have at Jeremiah@Jeremiahdallen.com