i would like to know how to go about changing the stipulations of my probation. Is there a form to be submitted to the courts.

i have indefinite probation through powhatan, va, i would like to take a general restriction off of my probation. My probation officer said that there is a form that has to be filed with the courts but i can not find it.

Asked on July 5, 2009 under Criminal Law, Virginia

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If your PO says that there is a form then there probably is.  They would know; possibly they can help you obtain it.  If not, you should contact the public defenders's office.  Chances are they either have this form or can at least tell you where to go to get it.  Let them know that they don't have to take your case, just that you need help in getting the form (of course if you financially qualify you could ask for their help).  Additionally, you could try legal aid as well, or see if there is a law school nearby to you.  Many times they have free/low cost clinics that can help with this sort of thing. 

Good luck.


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