Not long, maybe a couple of months if that.
Hi Diane,Probation holds a great deal of power over a probationer. They can decide to keep her on probation for both cases. They can insist she do jail time on the VOP, which would likely mean jail on the new offense as well, to run them together. And there are options in between. Probation calls just about all the shots in this situation.The botXXXXX XXXXXne is going to be whether probation still is willing to work with her. For that purpose, the shorter the time she has been on probation, the better her chances that they will be willing to keep her. That's because right now, she hasn't had much of the benefit of probation, hasn't learned any different coping skills.. Probation can be very difficult to second guess because they have a whole arsenal of possible sanctions available to them, ranging from a wrist slap (more intensive supervision, more reporting requirements), on the one extreme to house arrest or revoking probation outright on the other. What they will do in your daughter's case will depend on many factors. But if probation feels there's no point in working with her any more, they will ususally make a recommendation to the judge about how much time they want your daughter to do. Although the judge generally gives probation's opinion a great deal of deference, because probation has worked with a defendant far more closely than a judge, the judge is not bound by probation's decision. If probation is revoked, the judge has the power to resentence her to any appropriate jail alternative defined by the state's sentencing law for the crime she originally pled to, up to the maximum the law allows. But they also have the power to restore her to probation even over probation's objection.She needs to have a lawyer make an argument for her continued liberty if probation wants to revoke her. He can probably get her house arrest instead of prison. She will have a lawyer assigned to the new case who can make that argument for her, if the state is recommending her incarceration.
Her bond was set at 30k. How are bond amounts determined? Also, what does VOP stand for and, if she is homeless, won't that eliminate the house arrest option?
For nearly 2 years now we (my husband and I) have been trying to get her to move out here to WA where she would have the support of her family. If probation decides to keep her is there any chance her probation could be transferred here to WA State?
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