DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
January Term 2011
STATE OF FLORIDA,
[June 15, 2011]
The appellant, Lori Tapper (hereinafter “defendant”), appeals
revocation of her probation after the trial court found that she violated its
terms by using intoxicants to excess not prescribed by a physician. We
find no abuse of discretion in the trial court finding and determining
valid grounds to revoke defendant’ s probation. However, a formal,
written order of revocation of probation is required pursuant to Florida
Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.995. See Green v. State, 23 So. 3d 820,
821 (Fla. 4th DCA 2009). We affirm the revocation of probation and
subsequent sentence, but remand the case for the trial court to enter a
written order of revocation of probation.
MAY, DAMOORGIAN and CONNER, JJ., concur.
Appeal from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Palm
Beach County; John J. Hoy, Judge; L.T. Case No. 2008CF000145AMB.
Carey Haughwout, Public Defender, and Richard B. Greene, Assistant
Public Defender, West Palm Beach, for appellant.
Pamela J o Bondi, Attorney General, Tallahassee, and Melynda L.
Melear, Assistant Attorney General, West Palm Beach, for appellee.
Not final until disposition of timely filed motion for rehearing.