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Someone currently in jail violation of terms of house

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Someone currently in jail for a violation of terms of house arrest. Due to be released Wednesday. Attempting based on Franklin county records to ensure no charges will arise that would extend time. Online record search has an entry stating WARRANT TO ISSUE UPON FILING OF SOV PER JUDGE'S ENTRY. what does this mean?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 1 year ago.

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I'm not sure what the abbreviation SOV means, that isn't a standard legal term so is likely just something that particular clerk who entered it into the system uses but the remainder means that the judge is waiting for some motion or other document to be filed and will then issue a warrant.

Normally if it is a house arrest due to being on probation then it would be a VOP (instead of a SOV) meaning a Motion to Revoke Probation for Violation of Probation. It could mean a Submission of Violation but I have never heard it called a SOV or for that term to be used in modern times.