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Ely, Counselor at Law
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Colorado, I was represented by a firm thru sentencing. Given

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My name is Adolph ***************
JA: In what state did this occur?
Customer: Colorado
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: I was represented by a firm thru sentencing. Given 5 yr probation. One of the terms of probation is that when my restitution is paid in full i am done. I have a probation officer and on Oct 17 was sentenced to 90 days with work release for not responding to an email from my po within 48 hrs. I have come up with the $$ to pay the balance of my restitution and fees. If i do this will i be release from the balance of the sentence. I was pro se through these proceeding
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: My work release schedule is 9:30 a.m. and have to return by 9 30 pm *************** is my cell #
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Ely replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: This is general information for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.

I am sorry to hear about this situation. On this website, I do not always get to give good news, and this is one of these times.

If someone is on probation and they violate the rules of the probation, then the Court may:

-terminate the probation for violation and sentence a person to prison;

-lengthen probation; or

-do whatever the Judge feels is fair, which can even be a combination of the two above.

By failing to respond to the P.O.'s email, this was a violation of the rules of probation. The court then ordered work release with 90 days because of it. This means that even once the money is paid up, one still has to complete the work release program as well if it runs over the original time.

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Expert:  Ely replied 10 months ago.
Hello again. This is a courtesy check in to see if you needed anything else in regards ***** ***** question because you never responded or replied positively. I am simply touching base. Let me know. Thanks!