Riverside Domestic Violence Blogs from April, 2013


Do you travel for a living? If you are constantly on the road driving place to place for work, then fulfilling the terms and conditions of your probation may seem like an impossible feat. If you have been convicted of a domestic violence charge, then you will required to fulfill a 52 week program where you will be required to attend Friday classes. For those of you who travel for a living, Friday classes may not work well with your schedule. In situations like this, you must work something out so that you are not in violation of your probation. There is an opportunity for traveling workers to attain what is called "floater status." Simply put, this means that is Friday classes do not work with your work schedule that week, then you may be able to attend a Tuesday class session instead (or any class you are able to attend that week).

Applicants seeking "floater status" will have to be approved by a judge. Attaining floater status is critical because anyone who misses three classes can be kicked out, which puts them in violation of their probation. If you have missed too many classes and have been found in violation of probation, then you may be facing a maximum sentence for the charge you are already on probation for. For example, if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense, then you may spend up to one year in county jail and four years in a state prison for a felony offense. If your probation violation was an honest mistake however, then you may be able to be reinstated.

Dealing with probation violations can be a great waste of your time and money. That is why we want to help you avoid a violation at all costs. If you find that it is too difficult to attend the scheduled class for your 52 week program, then let our San Bernardino domestic violence attorney help you attain floater status so you can have a more flexible class schedule. Floater status is a viable tool and the key solution to actively avoid probation violation if you travel for a living.

Here at The Law Offices of Ty Martinez, we understand how difficult it can be to meet all the terms of your probation agreement. Traveling for work only makes it that much more difficult to attend the mandatory classes for your 52 week program. If you travel for work, speak to us about floater status and how it could help your situation. We want to help you avoid a probation violation and we will provide you with representation you can trust. Contact our Riverside domestic violence attorney today to schedule a free consultation!