Is a first time violation of felony probation (with the violation being a new misdemeanor charge) guaranteed to end in prison time? Is it more likely that the punishment will involve alternatives to prison or possibly just a month or two in county jail? I know what the worst case scenarios are--up to 10 years of prison time and complete revocation of probation as well as first offender status. However, I want to know if this is going to be the MOST LIKELY outcome or if it's more likely that the punishment will be less severe than prison/long-term jail time...especially since neither the felony or new misdemeanor charge were violent crimes.
This will depend on the particular judge, prosecutor and probation officer. Every case and every situation is different. Use this website to find a local lawyer familiar with all of those parties. Call that lawyer to get an answer to your question.
It depends on the nature of the misdemeanor charge, what kind of relationship you have with your probation officer, the prosecutor handling the case and the judge you will be going before. If the offense is minor, you have a good relationship with your probation officer and you haven't had other problems while on probation, then there is a good chance that the judge will not come down hard on you.
All depends on what county and what courtroom your case is in. Your best bet is to get an attorney to handle your case.
The answer depends on who the judge, prosecutor, and probation officer are assigned to the case.
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