If someone skips probation what will happen? They have been listed absconded for about 5 months and recently got arrested. Will they serve the original sentence or just get released on probation again?
It will be up to the judge. They will have a court date in the next few weeks. The defendant (through their lawyer) will try to explain why they absconded and probably ask the judge to let them out and put them back on probation. The judge will decide if they should be violated and serve the original suspended sentence, serve some part of the sentence, or go back out to complete probation. They will either hire a lawyer or have one appointed for this. - Tony Scheer.
Depends on the judge and the circumstances. It doesn't sound good that this someone was arrested rather than turning themselves in. Hope they have a VERY good reason.
Ultimately, it's up to the judge. Absconding, though, is one of the mortal sins in probation. It and getting convicted of a new crime are the the behaviors most likely to result in someone having probation revoked.
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