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I have a surrender date of Jan 3 at 6:00am. Do I need to report promptly at 6:00am? Will being late change my release date.

Newport Beach, CA |
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Follow the instructions given to you at the time if your sentence, but 6 am is an unusual report time. Most Orange County turn-in times are 7 pm.

To answer your question though... Being late would be a violation of the judge's order and a violation of your probation terms. You could face additional time in custody and/or be sentenced up to the maximum if you entered a Cruz waiver.

Talk to your lawyer to clarify your turn in time.

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Attorney Dane is 100% correct. The time a judge gives you to report is the time you MUST report. failing to do so may, and likely will, result in additional penalties. Be there at 5:55.


If you are to report at 6am then being late could be treated as a probation violation which can have serious consequences. However, 6am is an unusual turn in time, you should check your court paperwork or call your lawyer for clarification.


Get there on time!



Yes, you do need to report promptly, preferably beforehand. It never works out well for those who are late. Good luck.

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Just be on time, then you do not need to worry.

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