§ 948.001 Definitions
§ 948.01 When court may place defendant on probation or into community control
§ 948.011 When court may impose fine and place on probation or into community control as an alternative to imprisonment
§ 948.012 Split sentence of probation or community control and imprisonment
§ 948.013 Administrative probation
§ 948.014 Requirement to submit to drawing of blood or other biological specimens
§ 948.015 Presentence investigation reports
§ 948.03 Terms and conditions of probation
§ 948.031 Condition of probation or community control; community service
§ 948.032 Condition of probation; restitution
§ 948.033 Condition of probation or community control; criminal gang
§ 948.035 Residential treatment as a condition of probation or community control
§ 948.036 Work programs as a condition of probation, community control, or other court-ordered community supervision
§ 948.037 Education and learning as a condition of probation or community control
§ 948.038 Batterers’ intervention program as a condition of probation, community control, or other court-ordered community supervision.
§ 948.039 Special terms and conditions of probation or community control imposed by court order
§ 948.04 Period of probation; duty of probationer; early termination
§ 948.05 Court to admonish or commend probationer or offender in community control
§ 948.06 Violation of probation or community control; revocation; modification; continuance; failure to pay restitution or cost of supervision
§ 948.061 Identifying, assessing, and monitoring high-risk sex offenders on community supervision; providing cumulative criminal and supervision histories on the Internet
§ 948.062 Reviewing and reporting serious offenses committed by offenders placed on probation or community control
§ 948.063 Violations of probation or community control by designated sexual offenders and sexual predators
§ 948.064 Notification of status as a violent felony offender of special concern
§ 948.08 Pretrial intervention program
§ 948.09 Payment for cost of supervision and other monetary obligations
§ 948.10 Community control programs; home confinement
§ 948.101 Terms and conditions of community control
§ 948.11 Electronic monitoring devices
§ 948.12 Intensive supervision for postprison release of violent offenders
§ 948.15 Misdemeanor probation services
§ 948.16 Misdemeanor pretrial substance abuse education and treatment intervention program; misdemeanor pretrial veterans’ treatment intervention program; misdemeanor pretrial mental health court program.
§ 948.20 Drug offender probation
§ 948.21 Condition of probation or community control; military servicemembers and veterans
§ 948.30 Additional terms and conditions of probation or community control for certain sex offenses
§ 948.31 Evaluation and treatment of sexual predators and offenders on probation or community control
§ 948.32 Requirements of law enforcement agency upon arrest of persons for certain sex offenses
§ 948.51 Community corrections assistance to counties or county consortiums
§ 948.90 Local offender advisory councils

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 948

  • Administrative probation: means a form of no contact, nonreporting supervision in which an offender who presents a low risk of harm to the community may, upon satisfactory completion of half the term of probation, be transferred by the Department of Corrections to this type of reduced level of supervision, as provided in…. See Florida Statutes 948.001
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • 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
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Drug offender probation: means a form of intensive supervision that emphasizes treatment of drug offenders in accordance with individualized treatment plans administered by officers with restricted caseloads. See Florida Statutes 948.001
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • Mental health probation: means a form of specialized supervision that emphasizes mental health treatment and working with treatment providers to focus on underlying mental health disorders and compliance with a prescribed psychotropic medication regimen in accordance with individualized treatment plans. See Florida Statutes 948.001
  • minor: includes any person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability: means an entity designated by joint rule of the Legislature or by agreement between the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • 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 officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Qualified practitioner: means a social worker, mental health counselor, or a marriage and family therapist licensed under chapter 491 who, as determined by rule of the respective board, has the coursework, training, qualifications, and experience to evaluate and treat sexual offenders; a psychiatrist licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459; or a psychologist licensed under chapter 490. See Florida Statutes 948.001
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Risk assessment: means an assessment completed by a qualified practitioner to evaluate the level of risk associated when a sex offender has contact with a child. See Florida Statutes 948.001
  • Safety plan: means a written document prepared by the qualified practitioner, in collaboration with the sex offender, the child's parent or legal guardian, and, when appropriate, the child which establishes clear roles and responsibilities for each individual involved in any contact between the child and the sex offender. See Florida Statutes 948.001
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • veteran: means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under honorable conditions only or who later received an upgraded discharge under honorable conditions, notwithstanding any action by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs on individuals discharged or released with other than honorable discharges. See Florida Statutes 88.6011
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 88.6011