Can I get early release from probation in Mississippi if I violate and go to work out of state somewhere else?

I left Mississippi and took a job in another state while I’m probation
have not reported this month and have not called my probation officer.
I left to make me and my children a better life. I had to get away
from the people and the things that I was doing and people I was
hanging around in Mississippi. What is going to happen and what legal
grounds do I have at this point?

Asked on August 15, 2018 under Criminal Law, Mississippi

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You need to call your lawyer NOW.  What you did was a violation of your probation and you could have your probation revoked and be thrown in jail for the original charges.  You could have applied for a change in probation to another state had you gone before the judge once you have everything set up - job, place to live, new probation officer - but I think that you may have blown that now.  Get legal help NOW.  Good luck.


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