WHEREAS, pursuant to § 948.09, Florida Statutes, persons placed on probation, drug offender probation, community control, or other similar programs, must, as a condition of supervision, pay the Department of Corrections a total sum of money not to exceed the actual per diem cost of said supervision;
NOW THEREFORE, I, TERENCE R. PERKINS, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, hereby order that in the absence of any specific amount set by the sentencing judge, cost of supervision fees ordered as a condition of supervision, shall be set at $50.00 per month. Payment of said cost of supervision fees may be waived by the sentencing judge if he/she is of the opinion that the defendant does not possess the ability to pay said fees.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that if a defendant fails to pay court ordered fees, fines, or costs, and the supervising officer believes he/she possesses the ability to pay said fees, fines, or costs, the supervising officer shall report said failure to pay to the Court in a timely fashion. Regardless of a defendant’s ability to pay, if he/she fails to pay cost of supervision fees, or court ordered costs other than restitution, the supervising officer shall report said failure to pay to the Court no later than 120 days prior to the expiration of the defendant’s term of supervision. In either event, reports alleging a defendant’s failure to pay fees, fines, or costs, must be accompanied by information related to the defendant’s ability to pay.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that regardless of a defendant’s ability to pay, if he/she fails to pay restitution, the supervising officer shall immediately report said failure to pay to the Court.
TO BE RECORDED in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.
DONE AND ORDERED in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida this 30th day of June 2017.
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