Terms Used In Florida Statutes 948.011

  • Community control: means a form of intensive, supervised custody in the community, including surveillance on weekends and holidays, administered by officers with restricted caseloads. See Florida Statutes 948.001
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Probation: means a form of community supervision requiring specified contacts with probation officers and other terms and conditions as provided in…. See Florida Statutes 948.001
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
When the law authorizes the placing of a defendant on probation, and when the defendant’s offense is punishable by both fine and imprisonment, the trial court may, in its discretion, impose a fine upon him or her and place him or her on probation or into community control as an alternative to imprisonment.