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Florida_handgun.jpgA Palm Beach County Judge recently released a 46-year-old Woodbury man who shot and killed an unarmed teenager five years ago, ending his 10-year probation five years early. Jay Levin shot a 16-year-old in the back on the night of October 24, 2003. The teen had been playing a game of ring and run with a friend when he was shot in the back with a .40-caliber handgun.

Levin reportedly told police he thought he’d seen a large figure holding a gun outside his home. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter with a firearm. His plea deal included 10 years’ probation, 1,250 hours of community service, and a year of “short weekends” in jail. The deal also included a clause stating that Levin could request early termination of probation if he satisfied the terms of his agreement after five years.

While the lawyer for the boy’s parents said there were disappointed by the judge’s decision of early termination of probation, Levin’s defense attorney insisted that his client does feel remorse about the deadly shooting and has taken responsibility for his actions.

Source: Judge ends probation for man who shot teen, South Florida Sun Sentinel, November 6, 2009 Continue reading

Earlier this month a woman was granted early termination of probation who initially received a lengthy prison sentence followed by fifteen years probation. Louann Wagner was on probation for second degree murder charges surrounding the death of her infant son in the Ocala National Forest in 1992.

Fifth Circuit Judge Hale Stancil agreed to the early termination of probation after Wagner had completed over half of her initial probation term.

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Early termination of probation requests in Broward County are best filed after at least half the term has been completed and without any prior violations of probation. As a Fort Lauderdale Criminal defense lawyer we have helped numerous individuals with requests for early termination of probation.
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