If I was just put on probation in one county in December, and plead guilty to another case in another county last week, for a case that occurred in 2013, way before I was ever put on any probation. Can my probation now be revoked for a new conviction? Does it go by conviction date or charge date?
As a general rule you can not be violated for an act that occurred prior to the date you were placed on probation. However, there are exceptions which need to be discussed with your attorney. Concealing prior criminal acts from your attorney and the court is a good prescription for legal trouble down the road.
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In Georgia, a defendant's probation cannot be revoked for an offense that took place before the defendant was on probation, even if the defendant enters a guilty plea to it, even after he has started his probated sentence.
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