I agree with Attorney De Groot, we need to know what the original charge was and what the violation was for example, was it a dirty urine, did he commit a new crime etc. Give us more information to work with and we can better advise you about what we think will happen based on our experience. Good luck.
B. Elaine Jones, Esq.
Whether his probation is revoked and he goes to prison for the amount of time he was originally facing is up to the judge, based upon the facts of the alleged violation. We do not know those facts or his original charges. So, it is impossible for us to say whether he might be reinstated to probation.
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Violations of Community Control / House Arrest are more serious even than violations of probation. He's more likely to draw jail time or a prison term than if he just violated probation.
My colleagues are right, we need more information about the underlying offense, the nature of the violation, his prior criminal history and his criminal punishment guidelines scoresheet to take a better guess.
Get him a lawyer!
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