IfI didn’t finish my original probation, willI get more time added ifI turn myself in?

I was sentence to 25 weekends but only did 3 of them.

Asked on October 2, 2010 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

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

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Worse than that: your probation will probably be revoked unless you get some help with the matter.  I would speak with an attorney as soon as you can who can pave the way, so to speak, in your turning yourself in.  What can happen is that the judge can revoke probation and have you serve what would have been the sentence for the crime.  Were the weekends the sentence?  Were the weekends community service here?  That is a bit confusing. But whatever it was you did not complete it and there may even be a warrant out for your arrest. Generally the police figure out that there is a warrant out when you are stopped say for speeding. So get help. You will sleep better. Good luck.


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