What does it mean when a person is booked in on a D.O.C. hold? What is a D.O.C contract?

A friend was arrested last week because he had a D.O.C pick up order. As far as I know he was arrested earlier this year for a felony drug charge. When he was released after about 6 weeks or so he was ordered to report to probation. He did not and that definatly violates him but does a D.O.C hold/contract mean he's going to do prison time or is it a term used for violation of court order?

Kelso, WA -

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Scott Weymouth Lawrence

Scott Weymouth Lawrence

Criminal Defense Attorney - Seattle, WA
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A DOC hold means a no bail warrant was issued by his probation officer to arrest and keep him for a probation violations hearing. At the hearing they will decide what the sanctions will be. Anything could happen from release, to finishing his prison time, or anything in between. A lot will depend on his criminal record and what he has been doing for the last 6 weeks instead of reporting.

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