Asked almost 3 years ago - Rio Rancho, NMFlag
i was never informed or contacted by my probation officer wheni needed to go to a class what could happen to me
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Jail is certainly a possibility for a probation revocation. There are options short of jail such as extending the probation, adding community service hours, or sending you to treatment. In general, if you have stayed out of troulbe and showed an effort on the probation, a local lawyer should be able to get you to a place you can live with. On the other hand, sometimes a short jail sentence is worth doing to get off of probation.
Frankly trying to tell a judge that it was probation's fault for not contacting you is probably not an excuse that will help you avoid jail. It is a stated, implied, and commonly understood requirement that a probationer must stay in touch with their probation officer. Now, what you can do is get ahold of your P.O. fast and try to get back on track quick. The quicker the better.
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