can my probation officer control where i live and who i live with?

My po gave me 2 weeks to move out because he says my boyfriend is detrimental to
my probation. Thing is my boyfriend has no criminal record and I can’t see a reason
for this. What can I do? Neither of us has anywhere else to live

Asked on July 6, 2016 under Criminal Law, New Mexico

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Most probations have a condition with a generic clause to the effect that you cannot be around people of "disreputable character."  If your probation officer has determined that your boyfriend is a bad character, then the probation oficer can insist that you no co-habitate with him.  If you do not agree with that determination, then you need to file a motion with the court to contest that determination.


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