Creamerv.State

District Court of Appeal of Florida, First DistrictMay 5, 2005
900 So. 2d 773 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2005)

No. ID04-3293.

May 5, 2005.

An appeal from an order from the Circuit Court for Escambia County. Frank Bell, Judge.

Nancy A. Daniels, Public Defender, and David A. Davis, Assistant Public Defender, Attorney, Tallahassee, Attorneys for Appellant.

Charles J. Crist, Jr., Attorney General, A. Mireille Fall, Assistant Attorney General, Tallahassee, and Thomas D. Winokur, Assistant Attorney General, Attorneys for Appellee.


We have before us an appeal from a revocation of probation for Appellant's failure to complete a substance abuse program. Appellant's failure to complete the substance abuse program does not support revocation. The order did not provide a deadline for completing the treatment program, and there was sufficient time remaining in Appellant's probationary term to comply with the order. Gamble v. State, 737 So.2d 1160 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999); Melecio v. State, 662 So.2d 408 (Fla. 1st DCA 1995); Green v. State, 620 So.2d 1126 (Fla. 1st DCA 1993). Before a trial court may revoke a defendant's probation for failing to complete a special condition of probation, the trial court must impose a time limit for completing the condition. In addition, a trial court may revoke probation if the defendant has failed to complete the program and insufficient time remains during the probationary period for compliance. Appellant's probationary term has already expired, making this issue moot. However, Appellant's original sentence resulted in no adjudication, so the adjudication which the trial court entered following the revocation of probation must be reversed. Cherry v. State, 718 So.2d 294, 295 (Fla. 2d DCA 1998). We therefore REVERSE and REMAND to the trial court to withdraw the order revoking probation and to set aside the adjudication and sentence.

REVERSED and REMANDED.

ERVIN, PADOVANO and THOMAS, JJ., Concur.