Judge can deny application for shock probation without calling over Defendant, however, he can not grant the application without the Defendant being present. If Attorney has told you he will know something in 2 weeks, he is telling you that the Judge will either order Defendant brought over to have a hearing on the motion for shock probation (which indicates the Judge is considering granting it), or the Judge will deny the request to have a hearing on the motion and thus deny the request. You need to be patient at this point and wait. The court's jurisdiction to consider Shock Probation expires 180 days after judgment is issued so the attorney is doing what he needs to do in plenty of time to get the Defendant there if the court decides they will consider granting it.
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As one of my fellow attorneys has said here, the court can simply refuse to hold a hearing on a shock probation application and never bring the defendant back from prison for a hearing on it.
Why not just ask the lawyer what is going on. Most lawyers are quite willing to give some details about procedures if asked.
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