He can be sentenced to the maximum jail time permitted on the original charge. If a third degree that is 5 years. For nonpayment in Essex County, jail time might not happen. Call his attorney from the original case. That attorney has the entire file and will know the score better than a new attorney without this information.
The VOP sentence will be geared toward what the original charges were, and what the nature of the violation(s) is and any prior history with probation. More information is needed in order to answer this question.
There are certain types of questions that can be simply answered on Avvo, while there are others that require considerably more analysis. For this particular question, you need to provide additional details concerning the specifics of your situation.
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