i already completed the dwi impact panel that i was sentenced from the judge for,which was one .My probation officer added another ,is that allowed by law
Probation Officers have wide discretion on what their probationers need to do. If you went to court to fight I suspect the Judge would back the Probation Officer.
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No--it has to be ordered by the judge
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You say he "added" one. Are you sure that it is not part of the standard conditions and you have already met it? If not, you may want to consult an attorney, as the victim impact panels are typically court ordered.
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