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my 15 yr old son got caught driving my car. i asked him to

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my 15 yr old son got caught driving my car. i asked him to get the car from the parking lot, from the senior apt bldg. where my mother lives, someone saw him & called the cops. they gave him a summons. He is on probation for the 2nd time. Does a trafffic violation violates his probation?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  LawHelpNow replied 5 years ago.
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  1. I am a licensed attorney with juvenile 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 after reviewing the following information.
  2. "Does a trafffic violation violates his probation?" Unfortunately, any offense constitutes a violation of the terms of probation, which are notoriously strict. However, that does not necessarily mean that your son will actually be "violated" in the sense of having to serve time. The botXXXXX XXXXXne is he needs to be truthful and upfront with his probation officer. If not already done, he should contact the office tomorrow, come clean, explain the circumstances, and seek leniency. Truthfully, it rests within the discretion of his probation officer as to what, if any, adverse consequences will be forthcoming.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Does it matter if he was driving in parking lot? He was not out on the street.
Expert:  LawHelpNow replied 5 years ago.

Hello again,

 

Thanks for writing back -- good to hear from you.

 

I will be glad to comment further -- please see below.

 

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  1. "Does it matter if he was driving in parking lot?" No, unfortunately this does not matter and is not relevant to his probation officer, who will only be concerned with the fact that your son was cited. In other words, the underlying facts are not particularly pertinent. No matter the case, it rests with the probation officer. The very worst thing would be to not disclose it and wait for the probation officer to catch wind of the offense.

 

I hope all goes smoothly for your son with this matter.

 

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