What would be my best form of action if my rights are being violated by my federal probation officer?

I am currently on 2 years federal probation for the possession of alchohol 2 days after I graduated high school, I know that that does not excuse my crime but now I am under the impression that my rights are being somehow violated. I am consider a minor in the “courts eye” due to the fact I was a minor at the time I was charged. I am currently taking a semester off of college due to a financial strain, and my probation officer is now telling me that I am no longer allowed to continue living where I currently am.

Asked on March 1, 2012 under Criminal Law, North Carolina

Answers:

Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Not not certain why you are on a "federal" probation for a alcohol offense, but while on probation I would advise you to convey any potential problems or conflicts you may have to your probation officers supervisor. It is very important to follow all of the terms and conditions of your probation so that you not violate any probationary orders. You also want to maintain a good relationship with your current probation officer. But if problems or conflicts continue to arise, speak to their supervisor or even request to be transferred to a new officer.  


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