Violation of probation.
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Violation of probation.
Hi, i have a question. If i was unable to complete my communityservice like cal trans by my completion date, and i am on probation for 5 years and this is currently my second year, what is the worst case scenario for me. Will i get a chance to continue on probation and a chance to complete my community service, will there be more fees? or will i have to serve my original sentence instead of probation. My probation officer contacted me, that a bench warrant may be issued, but i have not heard form her yet. She is waiting on the courts/judge decision, as i am told by her.Wat should i expct
Asked on June 30, 2009 under Criminal Law, California
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 11 years ago | Contributor
I'm not sure of what you were on probaton for. If "Cal Trans" is involved it is quite possibly for a DUI. At any rate, violation of your prbation is taken quite seriously no matter what it is for. It may well lead to complete revocation of your probation and reinstatement of the original sentence that would have otherwise been imposed. A lot will depend on the judge, your reasons for not completing the terms of your probation, and your overall record (ie did you comply with all other terms).
If a bench warrant is issued you must handle this immediately. There is a big difference in whether or not you voluntarily appear before the court or are brought in on the jail bus.
You should really consult with an attorney in your area. They will know best how to approach the judge and generally advise you on your whole situation. Don't make things worse than you already have. Get legal representation on this.
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