My fiancee was accused to be in violation of his probation for uttering a false or forged prescription. He was issued a show cause for his violation which was that he hadn't made significant progress in completing his terms and conditions (drug class and community service, both of he was doing and has proof). He has two POs since he moved out of the area and apparently his PO in Norfolk wasn't relaying info to the issuing PO who requested the show cause. He appeared in court and the judge put him in jail for a week since the judge believes he will be unable to complete community service by March of 2015. This is his first "violation" , is this typical and what should we expect next?
Probation violations are usually very judge specific. Likely the judge put him in jail to motivate him to do the things he needs to do to be successful on probation. If your fiancée makes complying with the terms and conditions of probation a priority and gets the things done that he needs to get done I'm sure he will be successful and there shouldn't be another violation
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You should expect that he could be returned to jail, extended on probation, ordered to complete more requirements. Who knows? Anything is possible. One thing we DO know, he needs an attorney.
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You should discuss this with an attorney familiar with the particular judge. Perhaps the attorney who represented your boyfriend (i hate to assume but there is no ring or date set, is there?) On the underlying conviction. However he has to take probation seriously and do everything ahead of schedule. Apparently his judge does not like when you wait until the last minute.
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