How much time will be served by a person on probation for drug charges, if they are caught in violation on drugs?

Asked 11 months ago - Creola, OH

This person has been attending meetings but has missed some and has serious drug problems

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  1. Christopher Lee Beck

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    Answered . A person can receive all of the suspended sentence if they violate a term of their probation. Whether this will happen depends on the judge, the probation officer, how long the person has been on probation, how many violations they have, the severity of the probation, the persons past criminal record, and whether they have a good violation if a revocation is filed.

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  2. Patricia Jean Smith

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    Answered . Can't answer the question without more information. Are they felony or misdemeanor charges originally? What was the original sentence imposed? Need more information

  3. Colin R. Maher

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    Answered . It could be all of the suspended time, could be some of the suspended time, or could be none of the suspended time. It all depends on probation's position, the prosecutor's position, the severity of the violation itself, mitigating factors, and ultimately the judge's position.

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