A really good friend of mine had a assault with a deadly weapon charge he was put on probation and then he got a technical violation for dirty Urine and was sentenced to 20 years
When someone is placed on probation and they end up violating, that Defendant subjects him/herself to the minimum/maximum penalties that could have been imposed upon him/her at the time of sentencing. So, depending on how many points your friend scored on his guidelines, a violation of probation can add points which would potentially increase a minimum penalty. The short answer is, yes he can be sentenced to significant incarceration.
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