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2) The Judge doesn’t need a reason, much less “a good one” to refuse your request. You serve at the Judge’s pleasure, not s/he at yours. (Again, being on probation is an alternative to incarceration. It is a gift of sorts, albeit it is given by an Indian giver who can take it back at any time (the alternative being jail). It behooves you to remember that at all times while serving your probationary period. It may help to think of your time on probation as walking on a tightrope. Stray just a little to either side, lose your concentration or balance even for a moment and you fall. However, instead of landing on the ground you land in jail or prison. )
3) Your thousand dollars means nothing to anyone but you, and it should pale in comparison to your liberty (which, in my opinion, and based upon your words in your proffer, is in serous jeopardy as you apparently do not have a clue what being on probation means…).
4) I will not retype that which I have now typed 2x but I will strongly suggest that you look at my AVVO Legal Guide on surviving probation / CC in Florida as it contains a great deal of information on the subject and may prove to be helpful to you. For your convenience a link follows:
Michael A. Haber, Esq.’s AVVO Legal Guide on Probation in Florida: What it is and how to survive it? http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/probation-…
5) My advise:
A) Hire a lawyer to represent you at your PVH. Do not go this alone. Naturally you are free to reject my sage advise and do what you want but I urge you not to represent yourself. There is a solid reason for Abe Lincoln’s age old quote that “he who represents himself has a fool for a client”. Please do not be that fool. My advise is firm: Hire a lawyer.
B) Wake up, smarten up and get with the program. You are on probation. This is not a vacation. Your next stop is jail / prison.
6) As to suing the court or the judge, personally, or both for lost travel expenses… Last I checked this was still America, and in America you can sue pretty much anyone for pretty much anything. Whether or not a) you can find a lawyer to sign her / his name to the paperwork, b) your lawsuit survives a motion for summary judgment / to dismiss, c) you get a favorable judgment, d) your defendant is collectible or e) you ever see a dime is both beyond my ability to predict and is anyone’s guess. That said, suing either a law enforcement officer, agency or municipality is both a civil rights question and almost always an uphill battle. You need to have a viable claim, provable damages and, most importantly, a lawyer who is willing to sign her / his name to your paper containing your factual proffer. Still, this is not a criminal defense question; It is a civil rights question, and, if you want to increase your odds at getting a competent answer then you should repost this part of your question and list “civil rights” and not “criminal defense” as a practice area.
I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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