I was charged with a felony stalking. They gave me a choice of three years or two years probation. I took the probation. I went too court and was told I was to be sentence to 2 yrs. probation . When I left the court room I talk to my Public defender and he had me sine some papers for probation. But he told me I had NONE CONSTOLEO Probation and basically I didn't have to report. If they want me they will contact me. I never herd from them. Now the sheriffs deparment came and said I had a warrant for my arrest. that I never was sentence. I don't understand this and I really thought I was doing what I was suppose to do because my lawyer told me just stay out of trouble.
You would have to prove that you were told not to report. They can certainly terminate you based on failure to report.
I would retain legal counsel immediately so they can properly advise you based on the facts and the court record.
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If you were sentenced to non-custodial probation, you should have received a list of conditions or probationary terms. One condition may be reporting regularly to your probation officer. Other conditions could be performing a certain number of hours of community service, receiving counseling for anger management or drug addiction, maintaining gainful employment, refraining from using drugs or consuming alcohol, not associating with certain individuals, abiding by a curfew, or payment of fines and fees. Of course, you do not have to serve any jail time because you were sentenced to non-custodial probation. You attorney has a duty to discuss the plea with you. If your attorney does not inform you of your probationary terms, you may be able to file a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. However, this depends on the facts and circumstances of the situation. Seems as though you have been charged with a violation of probation. As a result, your non-custodial sentence can be revoked, and you can be sentenced to prison.
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You can try to get your sentencing agreement invalidated, but if you succeed you are back where you started.
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More information is needed. it sounds like you may have had a plea hearing and then did not appear for sentencing. I believe the term you use may be non-custodial probation. That means no jail not no reporting.
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