What happens if I violate my probation?

If you violate your probation, you will be arrested and charged with a violation of probation.

If you do not strictly comply with any of the conditions of your probation, the probation officer signs an affidavit explaining what conditions you violated. The judge then signs a warrant for your arrest. Most of the time the warrant will be deemed a “no bond” warrant. This means once you are arrested for the violation, you will not be able to bond out. You will have to remain in jail until a bond hearing or a violation of probation hearing is scheduled.

If it is shown at a hearing that you violated your probation, you will be sentenced. The judge can give you any sanction allowed by law. But you must be given credit for any time previously spent in jail or successfully served on probation. The judge may also reinstate or modify your probation if the violation was minimal.

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