A friend ran away to avoid probation and a year and some change of jail time with a felony under his belt he is no longer a friend if I turn him in for absconding can he be punished or does he walk free as an adult. His crime reped offences with synthetic canibis and canibis ha had a felony already.I served my probation till successful completion so idk what the rule is for him but shouldn't he be punished? He ran away at 17ish and turned 18.
If your former friend absconded, then he likely violated his terms of probation. In most cases when this happens, the probation officer files a Petition to Revoke Probation with the Court and the Court issued a bench warrant for the person's arrest. You cannot just run away from probation without repercussions. I'm not sure that you need to do anything. It may be best to stay out of it and leave that to him and his probation officer and the Court.
If he absconded he violated probation. Once he's brought back to court and a violation is proven he'll be re-sentenced, so he'll be facing whatever the Sentencing ranges applicable to the charge he's on probation for. Without more information nobody can tel you what's likely to happen.
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I'm not sure from your question whether your friend was placed on juvenile probation or adult probation, but that would play a role in determining what happens. Once a person turns 18 the juvenile courts no longer have jurisdiction. As other have mentioned, it would be best to have your friend consult with an attorney about his available options.
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