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My mom violated felony probation, what will happen for not checking in with PO for one year?
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My mom violated felony probation, what will happen for not checking in with PO for one year?

My mom is mentally ill and pushed a cart out of k-mart and the judge charged her with robbery. They put her on 5 years probation because this is her first offense for anything ever. HOWEVER...she violated her probation because she hasnt been contacted him for a whole year because she is mentally ill and didnt know where to call. Also, we moved about 90 miles away so thats why she didnt know where to call..then she got a letter in the mail saying that she has a warrant for moving without permission and not checking in with her PO for a year. She has never been sentened to jail before. But he called and said for her to turn herself in a few days ago and that she would have to sit in a jail a few weeks until she sees the judge and then he will decide what will happen. This is her first felony proabtion violation, WHAT DO U THINK THE JUDGHE WILL DO ABOUT IT. She is not dangerous, just mentally ill.


2009-07-05 23:54:19 +0000
SHE needs to be in JAIL

YOU will probably go to JAIL too, because you aided a CRIMINAL

2009-07-05 23:52:42 +0000
maby put her in a home or on meds

2009-07-06 00:44:21 +0000
Unfortunately you don't have to be dangerous to go to jail all you need to do is break the law and your mother has broken it twice now. Unless the state has evaluated your mother's mental state and found it wanting you won't be able to use that as a defense. "I didn't know where to call" is a statement begging for jail time not more probation. I know you don't want to hear it but this is the likely outcome; the judge may revoke her probation and she may end up in jail for awhile.

2009-07-05 23:54:51 +0000
Sorry, but I left my Mind-Reading machine in my other suit. Why don't you contact the appropriate authorities and start this ball moving instead of sitting at your computer and trying to figure a way out of it? Mom committed robbery and probation violation. They're not gonna say "she's nuts? well why didn't you say so in the first place? tell her to go on about her business and don't rob k-mart any more!"

She is going to have to deal with this because it is not going to go away all by itself. If the judge decides she's incompetent then you will hear about it in court, along with the judge's decision on what she needs to do in order to straighten this mess out.

2009-07-05 23:59:35 +0000
Normally the consequences for violating probation is jail time. The sentence all depends on the crime committed and the person. Since your mom is mentally ill they might enlist her in a hospital. Someone on probation is not supposed to leave the area without notifying her probation officer. She probably has several warrants out for her arrest. The best thing to do is to turn her in or tell her to turn herself in. The longer you wait the more charges can be added on and they will definitely look at that in court. She could get sentenced with a harsher probation agreement. Get a good lawyer that can help your mom. Some lawyers will take payments or even be contingent (free). It doesn't hurt to call around and find out.

2009-07-05 23:57:00 +0000

The judge can revoke her probation and order she serve out her since. Probation usually means that they suspended your jail time for probation.

The mental illness can be argued during the hearing. But, I would tell her to get everything in order. Not calling b/c she did not know where to call, is just a poor excuse. Remember judges hear excuses all the time. But, you need evidence of your mother case. Get a letter from a doctor stating her mental illness. Also, she can talk about her current treatment. She will be less likely sent back if she is getting treatment and has a letter from her mental health physican.
Also, send this information to the probation officer. They make a recommendation to the judge. Most will be ticked that they had to track her down, but if you get them the info, may reallly help with their recommendation to the court.

Good luck.

P.S. Don't feel bad about your mom's situation. You are not at fault, and not responsible. Do not put this on yourself. Your mom even though she is ill, is responsible for herself.

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