I’ve violated my probation what’s the best way to go about turning myself in
3 attorney answers
1) Consult your attorney. 2) If not possible, contact another attorney. 3) consult your PO. 4) If no attorney, put it on calendar and discuss with judge your very good reason for your violation and how it'll never happen again. But I would not do anything without an attorney, even if you have to have a public defender.
The information provided shall not be deemed legal advice but merely educational, because the attorney may not have all of the pertinent facts regarding your particular case.
First, call the lawyer who represented you to find out what she thinks is the best course. Other option is to call the PO and ask for additional time to complete the anger management class--if the PO has not already submitted a notice of violation, you may get lucky and get a second chance. Best to have a lawyer help you. Do NOT go to jail as suggested by another lawyer; doing so will only guarantee you spend time in jail.
If you think you have a warrant, just go to the jail and tell them your name. You could also go to court and see the clerk--ask to have your case placed "on calendar" and then ask the judge to refer you back to the class. Have you considered contacting your attorney--i.e. the Public Defender's Office?
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience