On my plea agreement, it specifically says “does not have to register as a sex offender, does not have to take any classes or treatment.”
After a year, no slip ups, no arrests, no failed drug test, no violations, no missed meetings. And now they’re saying I may have to register and take a two year sex offender course. I’ve been on probation a year now and my new probation officer is saying I may have to do all this.
If it wasn’t ordered by the judge, a probation officer doesn’t have the authority to order additional conditions to your sentence. If you believe that is what the P.O. is attempting to do, I suggest you hire a defense attorney and have them bring this issue before your sentencing judge.
A probation officer cannot change the conditions of a plea agreement, he or she can only move to enforce them. If your PO is indicating you have to do this, discuss these conditions with your lawyers. If not part of the plea, then they are no required.
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