i couldn't pay my utility bill because i lost my job i was fixing to get evicted and it was 30 something degrees outside so i turned them back on i got a wife and two kids the charge was theft of service it was a civil charge they arrested me for also i have not been paying my probation fees because money has been really tight but i have always reported and in 3 yrs i've never did anything or got in any trouble the whole time im on call in reporting so she doesn't know yet but i've got to call next week the week of Christmas and the computer will ask me do you think they will violate me for this
I am not licensed to practice in Georgia, but if this case were in California, you would not be violated. However, you may serve a short time in county jail as a sanction for the conduct and then you'd be placed back on probation. You of course still have to deal with the court case for theft of utility services, which could involve penalties as well. In California, you'd deal with the theft of utility services case first. If it were to be dismissed, you'd avoid a probation violation. Best of luck to you.
Sounds like a violation coming your way. Turning on your power and water is just another way of stealing. You're on probation for theft. QUIT STEALING.
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Theft of service is a criminal misdemeanor in Georgia, and if you were arrested it was not for a civil charge. This will likely lead to a probation violation and you need to get ahead of this. Contact your probation officer now, it's better they hear from you then get the information from other sources. If you were represented on your previous case contact your attorney, if you had a public defender, reach out to that office and let them know what happened. The longer you delay could lead to serious jail time even before you are seen by a judge for the probation violation or the pending misdemeanor theft charge.
They could violate you for this, but then again they may not. To learn more about probation revocation issues in Georgia please watch my informative video at http://atlantaduilawyer.com/dui_video/probation-revocation/
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