County Criminal Court: CRIMINAL LAW – Sentencing – When a trial court withholds adjudication, it must also impose probation pursuant to statute and rule. Sentence reversed. State v. Becker, No. CRC 05-9 APANO, (Fla. 6th Cir.App.Ct. August 24, 2005).

 

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR PINELLAS COUNTY

 

 

 

STATE OF FLORIDA

 

            Appellant,

 

v.                                                                                                                                                                   Appeal No. CRC 05-9 APANO

UCN2005AP000009XXXXCR

ROBERT NEIL BECKER

 

            Appellee.

_____________________________/

 

Opinion filed _________________.

 

Appeal from a sentence entered

by the Pinellas County Court

County Judge Thomas Freeman

 

Gregory Goger, Esq.

Assistant State Attorney

 

Roger Futterman, Esq.

Attorney for appellee

 

ORDER AND OPINION

 

            (J. Sullivan)

 

            THIS MATTER is before the Court on the State’s appeal from a sentence imposed by the Pinellas County Court. In the trial court and court of appeal, the State argues that the sentence is unlawful in that it withholds adjudication but does not impose probation. Such a sentence has previously been held unlawful. See State v. Lindner, No. CRC 05-5 APANO, (Fla. 6th Cir. App.Ct. July 8, 2005) and authority cited therein.

            IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the sentence is reversed, and this case is remanded to the trial court so that the defendant may be re-sentenced in accordance with this Order and Opinion.

            DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida

 

this _____ day of August, 2005.

 

 

                                                                                    _______________________

                                                                                                David A. Demers

                                                                                                Circuit Judge

 

 

 

 

                                                                                    _______________________

                                                                                             Robert J. Morris, Jr.

                                                                                             Circuit Judge

 

 

 

                                                                       

                                                                                    ___________________________

                                                                                                Irene S. Sullivan

                                                                                                Circuit Judge

 

cc:   State Attorney

 

        Roger Futterman, Esq.

 

        Judge Freeman