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  • What is somebody looking at for punishment when probation is violated?

    The person was on probation for theft by unlawful taking, all misdemeanors though, and violated probation when he was recently arrested for possession of drugs and terroristic threats.

    Karl’s Answer

    In the State of Michigan, a person who is convicted of a probation violation is subject to serving up to the maximum period of incarceration for the underlying crime. So, if the person is on probation for a 4-year felony of distribution of marijuana, the probationer can be incarcerated for up to 4 years for a serious probation violation. Additionally, if the act that resulted in the probation violation was itself a crime, the probationer can also be punished and incarcerated for committing that second criminal act in addition to the punishment for the probation violation.

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