A former Hillsborough County teacher arrested last week on charges of probation violation has had the charge dismissed.
The 39-year-old was in court Tuesday for a hearing that she violated her probation for taking pictures with a friend’s 12-year-old daughter in a Clearwater Beach restaurant.
A judge dismissed the violation Tuesday, and she’ll be released Wednesday.
The woman made news in the Bay area in 2010 when she pleaded guilty to having sex with teen students.
She served six years in prison on lewd and lascivious battery charges and was released in 2016.
The woman reported the recent incident to her probation officer. Her probation prohibits any contact with minors unless approved by the court. She was arrested July 19.
The terms of probation can be very restrictive. You are expected to live your normal life while following strict procedures. You cannot travel too far from a fixed point, you must report regularly to a probation officer, and you must not be arrested for or charged with any further offenses, among other things. Failure to comply with any of these areas could be considered a probation violation.
If you have recently been charged with violating the terms of your probation, you face serious criminal consequences. Whether done so intentionally or by accident, you are likely to face harsh consequences, including extended probation, hefty fines, or sentenced to serve the remaining term of your original imprisonment. This all depends on individual circumstances – no two cases are the same.
If you are accused of violation probation in Tampa Bay, we urge you to call our Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Attorneys at Whittel & Melton at 813-221-3200 or contact us online. Your initial consultation is free and we can advise you on the best way to proceed. We strongly advise that you contact us as soon as possible.