How much say does a po have in a federal supervised released violation

Asked almost 2 years ago - Florence, KY

On average how much, )according to whoever answers this experience) judges take in consideration po's recommendation? I know this can't be answered just wonder what is usually seen as based on your experience.

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  1. Frank Mascagni III

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    Answered . Of several considerations, the probation officers input is the one having the most weight; the judge will also consider arguments of the prosecutor and defense counsel and review the file contents.

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  2. Theodore W. Robinson

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    Answered . Your Probation Officer's word carries the most weight when it comes to violations of Probation in any court. Of course, your own word, your attorney's words and any therapist and/or employer will also be considered by the Court. Ultimately, it is the Court that must decide your fate, but they do listen intently to the PO's position.

    Good luck.

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  3. Paul Domenic Petruzzi


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    Answered . A LOT. And don't ever think that any federal judge will take your word over the word of a federal probation officer; at least not without corroboration. Get a lawyer.

    This is not intended as legal advice.
  4. Michael William Bouldin

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    Answered . Majority of Judges will most heavily consider the recommendations of Probation/Parole Officer. The judge will also consider other relevant factors, arguments of the prosecutor and the defense counsel. The prosecutor will generally recommend whatever the PO wants.

    An experienced attorney will first contact the prosecutor then call and discuss your case with the PO. The idea is to get the PO to consider other options and factors prior to making the recommendation with the judge.

    Kentucky law does not certify specialty of practice in this area. The advice given herein is informational and... more

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