I Am Already On Probation For Shoplifting. My Probation Was Revoked Then Re-Instated When I Got A 2nd Arrest For Shoplifting. As I Am Awaiting Court On That, I Just Got Caught Again Stealing Groceries. My Daughter In In The Middle East And I Need To Get To Her To Be A Father. I Also Suffer From Seizures, HIV, And Cancer. Any Chance I Can Get Off Probation (I Have 21 Months Left) And Somehow Avoid More Probation With These 2 New Cases Looming Over Me? I Want To Be Honest With My Probation Officer Before She Finds Out Is This A Good Move Or Bad One?
Your concern should be staying out of jail, not getting more probation. You really need to hire a lawyer immediately to help you with the situation. You should probably also seek counseling to figure out why you are constantly put yourself in this position by stealing.
Why would the good people of Marietta want you off probation when you continue to commit crimes? Your concern now should be about avoiding JAIL TIIME which is imminent, I suspect. The best way to avoid these situations is to QUIT STEALING.
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If you're stealing groceries, I assume you have no money to hire an attorney. The City of Marietta provides court appointed attorneys and you should apply immediately. You are at risk for significant jail time.
There is always some hope. I suggest you concentrate in your medical condition. No one want to be sued because you and not getting the medical attention you need.
You will be incredibly lucky if you do not get jail time. It is doubtful they will terminate your probation.
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