wordpress-feat-img-jcbDefendant did not willfully violate probation when she was turned away from rehab because she had her children with her, and for changing addresses without notification because, she was evicted from motel where she was staying.

The point is that the standard for violations of probation is that the offender must commit the violation both willfully and substantially.  In this case, it seems the violation was not willful.

Charles v. State, 4D15-3094

NOTE:  I had a case like this one several years ago, where the client was pregnant and her apartment complex burned down.  Her moving to temporary shelter was not a willful violation!

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