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How has he violated his probation?
How long was he sentenced originally that was deferred in lieu of probation?
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Your son should definitely get an attorney because if he has violated his probation, the judge can send him to jail for the entire length of his original sentence - which you said is a year. This is especially more possible if he has had a few previous violations of probation.
It is well within the judge's right to send him to jail for the original sentence. Thus, an attorney is your son's best chance to limit the penalty against him and try to get him put into some rehab program/facility instead of jail.
If this was a first violation, I would say that the judge would likely give him a break, but since this has occurred more than once, he really should consult an attorney and try to work out a deal with the prosecutor to keep him out of jail.
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