My PO called me yesterday and told me she needed to see me asap. 9:30 am today was her soonest availability. I went in today and she proceeds to tell me that I have 30 days to find a new place to live and a new job. I work and live at the same place. I have lived here for 6 years and have worked here for 4 years. If I have not moved out and found another job in 30 days she is going to violate my probation. I have been revoked twice. This time I have been out for a year. No new cases. I have failed 1 ua, missed 5 ua's and passed about 40. This is the best that I have done in the last 5 years. I am up to date on restitution. I am in Colorado. Sentenced to 2 years probation back in 2012. 5 years later here I am. Is my Probation officer allowed to tell me that I have 30 days to find new employment and a place to live? I also own my own business. The secretary of state recognizes my business and am current on taxes. I was also told by my PO that I was also no longer allowed to contract work for my business. Is this allowed? Somebody please explain.
Without knowing any of the reasons why your PO has notified you of these things it is impossible to explain why it has happened. What is not unknown is that your PO has complete authority to have you violated for violating the terms she sets. Remember your sentence--Obey the rules of your probation is one of them. So, the answer to your question is Yes, she can do exactly what she has told you she will do unless you can get the terms of your sentence changed.
I would expect that there is a reason that the probation officer is concerned about where you live and your current work conditions. You probably know what the issue is, but if not you need to discuss it with your PO.
If the PO files to revoke your probation, you will have a hearing where the PO will explain to the judge why your current job and living conditions are a problem and what terms of your probation have been violated. You will be able to testify and bring in witnesses to counter those accusations. If the judge concludes that the probation officer's request is without reason and you are in compliance with all of the probation terms, then the complaint to revoke will be dismissed.
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