He has since met with his probation officer 2 more times and has passed the test. Friday night seen on the HCSO website he has a warrant for his arrest with no bond for VOP. He will be consulting with his attorned on Tuesday, since it is a holiday weekend his attorney was not available until tuesday. What should he do in the meantime? Should he turn him self in or wait until he consults with his attorney on Tuesday? He also spoke with his probation officer Friday and asked her if she had heard anything regarding the VOP and she said no
Since your son spoke to the probation officer on Friday and was NOT instructed to turn himself in or otherwise report to jail or the probation office, he should wait until he meets with his lawyer tomorrow.
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How a Judge handles VOP's varies wildly from county to county. What might earn Defendant a mere admonishment (a lecture from the judge) might earn a Defendant 90 days jail in a more conservative county. Turning himself in is a good idea because it earns brownie points with the Judge and he his violation is relatively minor as it is a technical violation for a legal substance. His attorney should be able to get him a bond hearing ASAP, get him out, and then his attorney can request that he be required to do some additional community service in exchange for a dismissal of the VOP or as part of plea to the VOP. You want to avoid pleading to the VOP because you accrue sentencing points if he is charged with a felony.
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