I am on probation and am wondering how much notice is required to probation officer before I move?I am on probation and wondering how much notice is required to give my probation officer before I move in county?
Your probation/parole requirements should be listed on a form that the probation department had you sign. I have seen the form for Centre County, and I do not believe that they have an express provision regarding time for letting them know of a move. A general requirement is that you must get permission in writing before leaving the county, so permission must be obtained before you leave. In your situation, as you are moving, I would recommend that your contact your PO now to give them notice. If the PO tried to say that you could not leave, then you would have time to file a motion with the judge and obtain permission from the court. I would let your PO now immediately of your intent to leave.
Jason S. Dunkle, Esquire
D & H Law Group, P.C.
State College, PA 16801
As Mr. Dunkle said you need permission so really its enough time to get the permission which I'd suggest is as much notice as you can possibly give.
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I would contact the probation officer as soon as possible. Most probation officers will consider it a technical violation if you decide to move without notifying them first. Although a technical violation is nothing serious, it could results in them violating your probation. Therefore, contact your probation officer as soon as possible, in writing, phone, etc... Most probation officers are okay with you moving, they just want you to follow directions.
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