What will happen if someone continues to violate felony probation? She has vop in 2 counties and is waiting arraignment

Asked over 3 years ago - New Port Richey, FL

Vop is in 2 seperate counties and she has already violated at least twice. How many times do you violate before they send u to prison?

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  1. Bruce Griffith Howie

    Contributor Level 10

    Answered . In violation of probation cases, the judge had three options upon finding that there has been a willful and substantial violation of probation: (1) continue the probation, (2) modify the probation with additional conditions which might include jail time, house arrest, or an extension of probation, or (3) terminate probation and give the defendant any sentence she could have received on the original charge, which could include community control, jail, or prison time. If she has violated twice, under the Criminal Punishment Code this could increase her total sentencing points and cause her to be in a prison sentence range, but this depends on a number of circumstances. Most judges will lose patience with someone who violates probation twice and would likely conclude she will fail again, so they would terminate her probation. Because she is appearing in two different counties in front of two different judges, even if one judge deals with her leniently the other judge may not. She needs to consult immediately with her lawyer and address the issue of her defenses and mitigating her sentence, because it is likely that she is facing prison time.

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  2. Theodore W. Robinson

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . It all depends upon the Judge and the circumstances of the violations. There is no set minimum or maximum on this sort of thing. If the Judge thinks she's been getting away with it for too long, then she's see some jail time. If not, or if there are extenuating circumstances, then she'll be put back on Probaton again.

    Good luck.

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