Hi, I’ve been on probation for almost 2 years now. I was suppose to get off this April, however an unfortunate event took place and I was arrested & sent to county jail where I was later released a day later on non monetary bond. I went in front of the judge that placed me on probation and he charged me with a misdemeanor non authorize use of a motor vehicle and 1 year probation. I contacted my P.O. and she told me she would have to file a report and we would later go in front of the same judge to see if he wants to violate me. I am very nervous because I have 2 kids & I have 2 jobs and I can’t afford to lose my kids or my job. Do you think he’ll violate me considering this is my first time ever getting into trouble since I’ve been on probation? Please be honest! P.S. I do not have money to hire a lawyer
Yes, it is possible that you could be sentenced to jail. It largely depends on who the judge is. Best of luck.
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Jail is a possibility, but maybe not. You will do best with an attorney. I do believe the Allegheny County PD's Office will provide representation if you qualify. I suggest you call them or visit them at 400 County Office Building at Ross and Forbes Streets to see if you qualify. It is possible for a good attorney to spin these facts in a light most favorable to you and convince the judge to take no action or perhaps just extend your probation. I am changing your practice area to Criminal Defense.
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