Many people and families take vacations in the summer since the sun is
out, the weather is warmer, and students are on an extended break. However,
those who are currently on
probation may be wondering if they can travel outside the county, state, or country.
There are several conditions that must be met during probation, such as
avoiding another arrest, being subject to unannounced parole officer visits,
and even random drug testing. Additionally, restricted travel is a common
Although your probation terms may allow you to travel to and from work
and other court-ordered appointments, you may not be allowed to leave
the state without express written consent from your parole officer or
another authority figure. Violating a travel restriction order during
your probation can result in serving the rest of your sentence in jail
To have your probation officer consider your request, you must meet the
- You obtained a court order for domestic or international travel
- You haven’t violated probation or committed a new crime
- You provide a trip itinerary that contains specific locations and contact
information of individuals you are traveling with.
- You gave your probation officer advanced notice of the trip
- Your trip won’t interfere with any other terms of your probation
Having an experienced
criminal defense attorney help you obtain a court order and help convince your probation
officer to allow you to join your family on vacation. Since probation
is a privilege, the court doesn’t have to grant your request, which
is why an attorney can offer substantial legal help.
If you are interested in traveling while on probation in Florida,
contact the Law Offices of Robert Stepniak today at (386) 868-4771 and request a complimentary case review.