What is the process for working with a probation officer to successfully move from one area within the LA area to another?

On probation for 3 more years following one year house arrest for a white collar crime.Moved from Florida to LA to be closer to kids and grandkids. Moved in with daughter, however, this is no working out well. Have heath issues. Want to move into an apartment and live on my own. Will counsel be helpful to secure the move or will it only agiate the probation officer. Currently have a good relationship.

Asked on June 30, 2009 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

An attorney can help you with this, perhaps.  This sounds to me like the kind of situation where that help comes in the form of advice, an explanation of how to present your own "case," for the idea of moving into your own place in a different neighborhood, to the probation officer, if the facts justify it.  The facts are probably the key; the lawyer can pick out what will help you, and what won't, based on the law and his or her experience with the system.  One place to find an attorney is our website, http://attorneypages.com

That way, you can start the process, as far as your probation officer is concerned, as a fairly simple, "Can I realistically think about this?" question, which won't endanger your relationship -- and you're right to value that.


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