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I was sentenced 8 do 4.. 4 years suspended to probation.. my

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I was sentenced 8 do 4.. 4 years suspended to probation.. my max date was June 2015.. but I am still on probation.. I just violated and they are gonna put me in prison for another year.. all my max dates say March 2017 is the max.. can they give me a full year..
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 10 months ago.

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I am sorry to hear about this situation. You mention to "max dates" for probation - June 2015 and March 2017. That is a discrepancy. Please explain and clarify.

This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Okay 2011 I was sentenced 4 years doc time served that.. did two years on good time.. was on probation and parole and violated.. went back for another year.. got out this time and was told my probation ended June 2015.. been on probation since my release date.. in June they said I didn't get done with probation until December 2016.. my max on all convictions were until march 2017.. now they are saying I will get a 2 do 1 for my violation.. another year in prison.. can they do that
Expert:  Ely replied 10 months ago.
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My apologies for any inconvenience and good luck.
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 10 months ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
I am a DIFFERENT CONTRIBUTOR, as your previous contributor opted out.
A probation violation is actually a separate offense from the crime you were convicted of and can have a separate sentence under "contempt of court." Thus, even if the original sentence max would be March 2017, the probation violation is separate and, for example, even if you violated probation in February 2017, they could sentence you beyond March 2017 on the violation of probation. So, yes, they can send you to prison beyond your end of probation date on the separate charge of probation violation I am afraid.