If a person on unsupervised felony probation catches a misdemeanor charge for petty theft whats the likely hood of probation not finding out about the new charge and violating this person? Should they let their PO know about and hope for the best or is there a chance the PO won't find out and jail can be avoided?
Short answer: yes. Catching a new charge is a violation of your probation. However, a good criminal defense attorney should be able to assist. Consult with a well-qualified criminal defense attorney.
If the probation officer is doing his/her job, s/he will find out about the new charges. Get a lawyer asap.
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