What are consequences for not attending drug and alcohol classes while on probation?

My husband was arrested for a domestic violence, in which he spent s couple of nights in jail and upon release, he was placed on 1 year probation in which he was asked to attend drug and alcohol treatment classes which he did for a while and then stopped going. Will he get arrested for not going to the classes or will they most likely let him off with a warning?

Asked on December 1, 2018 under Criminal Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

No, they will most likely arrest him for violating a condition of his probation: when you get probation, it is based on or conditional upon doing certain things (and not doing certain things: e.g. not associating with felons). Violating those conditions invalidates your probation and puts you back in jail.


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