I'm on probation and my probation officer sent a letter saying I failed to make myself go make myself available for search and testing which isn't true and I failed to pay fines and fees which will be paid before my court date can I still get remanded at my hearing? Will they allow me time to make arrangements for my kids before they remand me
Call the lawyer who represented you on the case originally or contact a lawyer for some help. There are lots of good people on AVVO.
The short answer is you could get remanded and you should have a plan in place so your kids are looked after. If you have a lawyer representing you its easier for that lawyer to negotiate something in advance so you know what is going to happen to you.
Be sure and bring proof with you that you paid the fines and fees.
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First - talk to your lawyer.
Next - make arrangements now just in case.
Third - yes, they could remand you when you appear. They typically deal with violations on felony cases swiftly.
Most importantly - talk to your lawyer ASAP.
The above answer is for general information only and is based on the information you posted. Every case is fact dependent, so to get a thorough analysis of your situation, you will need to consult face to face with an attorney licensed to practice in the jurisdiction where the incident took place. Do not conclusively rely on any information posted online when deciding what to do about your case.
Have the lawyer who appeared with you originally appear with you at this probation violation hearing. If you have done your fines and fees by the time you go to court, and have a reasonable explanation (and possible witnesses with you) regarding the other allegations, you can hopefully avoid jail time.
You need to retain an attorney to assist you immediately. Remand is possible given the nature of the alleged violations. Good luck.
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