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Please note that a procedures vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, but generally, just because someone's probation is revoked, doesn't mean that he will be sent to jail (for 6 years concerning your boyfriend's case). A probation revocation hearing is normally scheduled to give the defendant an opportunity to be heard. There are many things that can happen at a probation revocation hearing in that the judge may add more time to the probation, revoke the probation and impose the original sentence, impose additional fines and/or require the defendant to get counseling or treatment programs, depending on the circumstances. This hearing happens in court without a jury and the defense and prosecution will put on evidence concerning whether or not the probation should be revoked. Maybe you can call the clerk's office at the court and see if you can't find out if an attorney has been appointed to represent your boyfriend. If so, get his or her name and get in contact with them. The attorney may be able to use you to testify as a character witness on behalf of your boyfriend. Here is a link to a website that discusses Probation Violation Consequences. I hope this helps.
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