A little over a week ago my roommate and I had a falling out and I was asked to move out. I have had nowhere to go nowhere to stay and since he was my ride to work I have even had put my job on postpone. I have come to stay with my parents in New Mexico but I'm unsure of what to do leaving the state is a violation but it beats sleeping behind a dumpster for another night . Any help is appreciated.
Leaving the state without permission is most likely a violation of the terms of probation. Contact your PO immediately and plead for mercy and offer an explanation. Otherwise, you will soon discover a warrant has been issued for your arrest. You could also consult with your original attorney for advice.
Here's an interesting idea - why don't you call your probation officer and explain it? You don't say why you are on probation, but no mastery what it is, leaving the state of Texas is definitely a violation. They'll find out. Better to find out from YOU than any other way.
I would say to hire a lawyer, but I'm smart enough to know that if going to New Mexico "is better than sleeping behind a dumpster for ANOTHER night," you can't afford a lawyer.
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Get with your PO immediately. Explain the situation. I would even go a step further and go take a random drug test at a facility close by and send in the results - that is if you'll pass. Do anything that will allow the PO to see that this isn't a situation in which you are absconding but rather you had no other options. If you had gone to your PO first you might have been able to get your probation transferred - just an fyi for future situations if they arise.
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