If I am a convicted felon on probation and was arrested for a misdemeanor, could this revoke my probation?

Today I was arrested for shoplifting which I did not do. I purchased items from a store and left with bag and receipt. Once I left the store they stopped me and asked me to come with them to their office. They took my pocketbook and bag into another room and returned a few minutes later and asked if they could look in it. I agreed as I had taken nothing. They said I went into the dressing room with jewelry and did not come out with it. I purchased the piece I wanted and put the rest on a shelf. I offered to show them but they would not let me.

Asked on March 20, 2014 under Criminal Law, Georgia

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Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not your arrest for alleged shoplifting and potential conviction for this crime will end your probation as a convicted felon, you need to carefully read the terms and conditions of your probation order. The answer to your question will be there.

I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney to assist you. One can be found on attorneypages.com.


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