Can probation officer tell husband and wife that they can’t live together

Can my po talk about me to my
wifes po say like that’s where as
he did my home visit

Asked on May 26, 2016 under Criminal Law, Colorado

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

A probation officer has the authority to enforce the terms and conditions of probation.  If the terms of a defendant's probation authorize a probation officer to limit this type of contact, then they can tell a husband and wife that they cannot live together.  However, if a defendant believes that the conditions are not being fairly or appropriately imposed, then they can seek a modification of their conditions by filing a motion with the court.  The argument against the probation officer's interpretation is that it imposes conditions that are in no way limited to the effective administration of the probation.


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