How long will you be in the county jail for a first time probation violation?

Asked about 2 years ago - Cleveland, OH

its felony violation

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  1. Peter Stephen Kirner

    Contributor Level 16


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    Answered . Unfortunately the likely answer you will get from every attorney depends. What was your crime, what was you violation, who is you judge, how long have you been on probation prior to violating the same ????

    All of those answers will yield a different result. For example, if you have Kathleen Satula, and it has been 24 hours since you were put on probation for a drug charge, and you had a dirty urine...well, I would expect jail. On the other hand, if it has been 2 years since your violation...MAYBE you will see no jail time.

    It REALLY depends on the facts. Hopefully you have done some good things along your path, and this is just a minor bump in the road. If you have just been bad along the road and this is a pattern, I would expect jail.

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  2. Christopher Lee Beck


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    Answered . The bigger concern should not be how much time in county jail it should be will I do county time then be sent to prison. These all depend on what the original charge was, the type of violation, are there any previous violations or not, and the judges attitude towards this type of infraction. The judge could sentence them to any suspended time. Instead of speculating you should hire an attorney in the area. Good luck.

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  3. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.

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    Answered . The answer to this depends on a lot of things. It will range from a couple of days to the maximum penalty for the crime for which you were put on probation. What is the original crime? What is the violation?

    You need a lawyer, there, now.

    Probation means you have already been convicted of a crime. A judge decided that you did not need to be imprisoned to protect society, but you are subject to being searched or locked up at any time if someone thinks that decision might have been wrong. You have one foot in the jail cell already!

    When talking to clients considering probation, I often compare it to being like moving back home with a step-parent who doesn’t like you. That step-parent gets to set your hours, tell you who your friends are, tell you where you can and cannot live, and talk to your boss at work. If he/she thinks you are breaking a rule, you can be put into jail until a decision is made. It is a significant change in your liberty.

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