TAMPA - Probation ended four years early today for Debra Lafave after the judge heard arguments that she has been a model citizen.
Back in 2005, Debra Lafave made a deal with prosecutors: it included three years of house arrest followed by 7 years of probation for having sex with a 14-year-old student in her classroom, home and car. Also included in the plea deal: No early termination of probation.
But that all changed today, after Judge Wayne Timmerman agreed to end her probation effective immediately.
Lafave's attorney, John Fitzgibbons, argued that his client's circumstances have changed since the sentencing.
Before the hearing, Fitzgibbons said "For almost six years now Debbie has worked hard and has been gainfully employed. She has completed all her community service hours early and doing extremely well in all aspects of her personal life. She has done everything she can to put behind her the events in this case. We hope that she can get a break on the last years of her probation."
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