My son,age 21 was arrested today for violating his probation,a result of a DUI.What should as a concverned father
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Florida
I can help you with this. There is no guarantee what will happen when a person is facing a violation of his probation. Most of it is up to the probation officer and what he or she recommends to the judge (or prosecutor). And, that recommendation will depend on what he did to violate the rules and how he was doing otherwise on probation.
For instance, if he missed a couple of appointments with the PO, that's not so bad. If he committed a new crime, that is very bad. He might go to jail to serve the remainder of his sentence. Other options, he could be sent to treatment if he violated by drinking.
J.D. degree, 15 years practice
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