Conditions must be reasonably related to the crime and your rehabilitation. Conditions are for the sentencing judge. If the probation officer lays on new conditions you believe are unreasonable file a petition with the sentencing judge or with the chief judge if your judge retired. You can do this on your own but your lawyer is the person better equipped to accomplish the mission. For some reason probation officers want to ban alcohol as though this should be a standard condition. Perhaps this is to set up clients for violations. Do not let this new probation officer up the ante against you.
Hello. This website provides general information, not legal advice. You are in need of legal advice. An attorney will want to view the terms and conditions of your probation in advising you. In general, a probation officer does not have the authority to alter the court-ordered conditions and terms. Again, do seek private attorney counsel at this time for legal advice for your issues. Some attorneys, myself included, are available seven days for emergency legal needs. Many attorneys will confer initially at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys, myself included, will provide a reduced fee for financial hardship. Some attorneys, myself included, may also assist you in limited scope manner to conserve legal costs. All the best.
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