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if i am on probation in one county and get a PI in another

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if i am on probation in one county and get a PI in another county will the county im on probation in find out
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  LawHelpNow replied 7 years ago.

Hello and thanks so much for choosing this forum to pose your important legal question. I will do my best to give you some honest and accurate guidance as I answer your question.


  1. I am a licensed attorney with criminal law experience. I will be glad to try and answer your question. I hope that the following information will be helpful to you, but please just write back if you have any follow-up questions or need clarification on anything after reviewing the following information. I am sorry for your circumstances, and I hope that everything gets resolved appropriately for you in this matter.
  2. The answer to your question is "Yes". Your offense in the other county will be entered into the computerized database and will be immediately available to all law enforcement and probation officials. If you are not on his or her "radar screen", in other words if he or she does not have cause for suspicion, your probation officer well may not catch the violation until the next time your information is accessed. At that point, however, it will be discovered and you will most likely be violated, which carries some very serious consequences.
  3. Without a doubt, your very best approach would be to call your probation officer tomorrow and voluntarily disclose this offense. I can assure you that it is far preferable to demonstrate credibility and trustworthiness by being upfront rather than making a futile attempt to hide the information. I would be glad to interact with you further on this topic even after you click "accept" to process my answer. I will be signing off for the night soon, but I will be sure to check back for any updated posts from you when I return to this online forum again tomorrow.


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