Let's say the judge ordered 8 years ago that I complete 1 ur of probation and a warrant was taken out for VOP just after 6 months of probation and I ran for 7 1/2 yrs. Can they re arrest me? Why have they dropped thousands of old warrants and released 1,000's from Georgia Jails. I understand this ruling is only for misdemeanor cases that are outdated. What are the facts Thanks A Ga Girl
YES, they can rearrest you! Ignoring your court-ordered obligations for 7 1/2 years will not be rewarded.
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--Former Prosecutor--20 years experience.
The following answer assumes were sentenced to a misdemeanor offense. You have not made that clear. If your probation was through a private probation company it could not be tolled and therefore your probation is expired and you are released according the the Georgia Supreme Court. If you are on probation through a county or city probation department and if your probation was tolled becasue you disappeared then you are not released. In that case if you are caught and your probation is revoked, you could be required to serve the balance of your sentence in jail. Further, If you are on misdemeanor probation for multiple offenses, supervised by a county or city, and if your probation was tolled, you could be facing a lot more than just six more months upon revcation.
The answer to your question will depend on whether or not your probation was with a private probation company.
The answer depends on whether or not you were on probation through a private company, or through a city or county agency. Also, it depends on whether or not you were on felony or misdemeanor probation. If you were on misdemeanor probation through a private company your probation cannot be tolled. Any other kind of probation can be tolled.
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