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What will happen if I miss a kiosk check-in for the second time in Brooklyn?

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Filed under: Criminal defense

I am in probation for roughly 1 1/2 years for grand larceny offense (felony). I report to a kiosk every month and everyone is very nice there even that Ive missed an appointment. I am very worried because this will be the second time I missed an appointment because of a holiday. Now I can't check in until Tuesday because of the Memorial Day weekend! I will go in Tuesday but am very worried/ trying to reach a family lawyer but unable to get advice.

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  1. I doubt it will result in the filing of a violation of probation, but it will certainly be documented. I would check in without fail on Tuesday and don't miss anymore.

  2. It could cause a violation but it likely won't if you go in tuesday. They could also assign you to see an probation officer. If you are otherwise doing well it should be okay.

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  3. If you cannot check in because of a holiday then you are mandated to check in the first day thereafter. There will not be a VOP because of this.

    The advice I have given does not bind the parties in any manner and is merely given as a courtesy.

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