Does a probation officer have to physically knock on your door for check in or is calling once acceptable?
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THIS childish view of the world is one of the likely many reasons you are on probation to start. Playing games like this with a PO is a recipe for spending lots more money on legal fees and equally risking having your probation revoked. You need to realize that MOST PO's are not there to molly coddle you or "work with" you to keep you out of jail - despite the huggyfeely rhetoric. They generally view you as a convict that snuck out of jail and its thier job to catch the REAL you messing up and send you back where they think you belong. YOUR job is to not give them that chance and be EXTRA diligent and pro-active about it. Unless of course you think your criminal lawyer needs an extra Mercedes payment and you insist on contributing. At this point - without knowing whats going on with your PO the advice is to retain legal counsel ASAP to help you make sure this does not spin out as a VOP. That the PO was supposedly outside your house where you claim you were at the whole time sleeping, is a disconcerting circumstance to start with.
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