I plead guilty in November 2009 to simple assault and misdemeanor impersonation charges. I was sentenced to a total of 4 years probation, which will expire in September. Since November I have received 4 traffic citations, and my probation officer has said that he will violate my probation based on "too much police contact." Can he legally do this and what are my options for defending this from happening?
The PO can seek a violation based on the issuance of the citations. You should retain a criminal defense attorney to fight the citations in district court and to represent you at the violation hearing. It will be money well spent to be represented by competent council. Good luck.
I agree with the excellent advice you've received from Attorneys Keller and Crawford. Whether a violation report is filed with the court is definitely up to the PO and his/her supervisor. Whether you are actually violated and what punishment is received is up to the court. Seek the assistance of counsel to help you defend the traffic citations and assist you with any resulting violation.
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