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If you just missed a call and you return the call promptly, then there should be no issue.
Ok. the call was yesterday at 2pm
It is highly unlikely that your probation terms specify that you MUST answer the phone or you'll be in a technical violation of your probation.
Usually, if you miss a hearing, an appointment, etc., that's more serious and could warrant the probation officer claiming that you've violated the terms of your probation. However, missing a phone call would be a stretch.
I've never seen someone revoked for missing a call from his/her PO.
This is especially true if you're on non-reporting probation for a misdemeanor violation.
The best thing to do is return the call and see what the PO says. IF he/she doesn't raise an issue with you missing the call, then it should be nothing to worry about.
My first thoughts were to wait for them to call again. If they did not call me again, then I wouldnt call them. Me calling them would basically prompt them to inquire as to why I missed the first call. I do not want to acknowledge that they called.
Well, that's up to you, but it's not likely that returning the call would cause you to be in violation because your probation terms likely don't require you to answer a call no matter what.
BUT, your probation terms may state that you must return a call within a certain period of time. I can't say whether this is the case or not because everyone's terms can be different. So, you may want to check on that.
I believe I will call them back later today.
Just take a look at the terms of your probation - - you should have been given documents outlining this from the court or PO. See what it says and then you can react from there.
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