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Written by attorney Corey Ira Cohen | Aug 10, 2008

Violation of Probation

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You need to hire a lawyer if charged with violation of probation since the judge can sentence you up to the maximum period your charge holds. For example if you are on probation for a 3rd degree felony which hold up to 5 years in prison as the maximum the Judge can give you 5 years in prison if you violate probation. Even if you did 4 years on probation before you violated, the judge can still give you the entire 5 years in prison.

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