You would want to check to see what the written terms of your probabation are and what things your probation officer is required to be informed about.
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Review the specific terms of your probation.
Unless you are not allowed to drive while on probation, it's hard to understand why a minor accident would affect your probation status. But, I will not advise anything other than reviewing your probation terms and making your own decision on what to do in this circumstance OR contact a local criminal defense attorney and ask them this question.
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Why would you. It is not a crime.
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You should however let your ins co know so as to ensure that it handlea any property damage claim that may follow; otherwise, as has been said review the terms of your probation to determine whether this must be reported to your probation officer. You may also want to consult an atty who does criminal defense work.
You do not say whether you were given a ticket by the police, but if the ticket was for a non-criminal traffic infraction and you were not charged with a criminal offense in this incident, you did not commit a violation of probation. Whether you told your probation officer or not, there would be no violation. If you are ever charged with a criminal offense, you should tell your probation officer (although you should never discuss the facts of a pending case with the p.o.) because the p.o. will eventually find out about the charge during a routine review, and then at least you complied with your obligation to report to your p.o.
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