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Missouri passed a new laws MO HB1525 last year with a purpose of trying to keep non-violent offenders out of the jail system. My son is currently in jail for his second probation violation (he quit going to classes ordered by PO). According to HB1525 he is not eligible for 120 program because he already completed after first violation. I have read MO HB1525 and it is not clear to me what his sentencing could be. So my questions is according to this new law what is the possible sentencing he could get
It is my understanding the MO HB1525 does address probation violations as well, again the purpose being to keep non-violent offenders out of jail system. His original sentence was 6 years with 5 years probation of which is completed approx 3 1/2 yrs and the 120 program. He is not an absconder so am I correct in my understanding that they can sentence him to jail time but only a certain amount of time as determined by HB1525 states 360 hours per hr max and that they cannot invoke his full original sentence of 6 years because he has not commited an additional crime and is a non-violent offender. In the chance that I am wrong on this and they do invoke original 6 yr sentence what is the percentage in Missouri of time he must serve and does he get credit for time served in jail and on probation, because that is how I understand it to read.
Can you tell me when his original sentence was? Also when was his probation violation filed?
Original sentence date 10/15/2007.
Probation violation filed 2/13/13
First probation violation was 3/24/2009. He was sentenced to 120 program. SEcond probation violation was actually filed in Aug 2012 and another was filed 2/13/2013, I am guessing these are related to each other and for non-compliance with class and non-reporting to PO. The whole case history is available on Missouri Case net (you can google) and is availabe to public free of charge if that is helpful. Thanks
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