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If my daughter was given weekends and violated due to drug test and she goes back and thay keep her cause she failed the test,

Edgewood, MD |
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she was given 1 yr and 6 months, suspended all but 45 days and gave 5 days already for time, but she then started weekends of 40 days left but failed and have kept her to finish her time,,does that mean the 40 days left or it goes back to the 1yr 6 months ?

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Not knowing all the facts...if she was sentenced to 45 days in jail, she would serve the remainder of the 45 days less time served. I am assuming that the sentence was adjusted to allow her to do weekends. Between corrections and the court it may revert to the straight 45 days. I do not believe this would be a violation of probation as she is technically still in jail.

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Your daughter cannot get a sentence of 1 year and 6 months without returning to court on a Hearing to Show Cause whether or not she Violated Probation. At that hearing she would be given the opportunity to have a Public Defender or hire Counsel to defend the allegations. If she were guilty she could mitigate the reasons why the reimposition of the full back-up time is not necessary. Since that did not occur, I believe my learned friend Ed Tidings has addressed what occurred above.

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