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Hello Jacustomer,'It's hard to know what will happen because probation has violated him, and what will go on will depend upon whether probation is still willing to work with him at all. If probation feels they have had enough of him and probation hasn't done him any good, they will recommend a jail or prison sentence for him. The judge has the power to restore him to probation, even over probation's wishes, though they usually go with probation's recommendation. Still, if he hasn't had a chance at house arrest, it is possible that this would appease probation and also allow the judge to keep him at liberty.
He has not done house arrest. Is he allowed to request that as an alternative to incarceration? They mentioned the possibility of drug court, but didnt tell him if he was eligible or what it entailed. Nor did they say what time he was facing if he is sentenced to jail time. What are some alternatives that he can suggest to his defender to try and get him out while still satisfying his charges needs for punishment?
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