Probation officers are in an unusual position of power. They are not elected, not related to you, and not sending you a paycheck, but they have control over things such as where you live, what you do, and whom you may see.
Should you be found in violation of probation, the terms could be made less-favorable, and you could be sent back to prison/jail to serve additional time.
There has been heavy turnover of probation officers recently and this has added to confusion over what you are allowed to do and what constitutes a violation. If you have had a certain probation officer and understood what was allowable, a new, unreasonable officer may take that person’s place at some point. Suddenly your terms are interpreted differently, and you are unsure what is allowed. Certain probation officers want to cultivate a tough image. You should not pay for their desire for a reputation.
Idaho Criminal Defense Attorney
Speak to attorney Michael Jacques about your situation. A judge, not the officer, is the ultimate authority on your terms and whether you are in violation. You have options whatever has occurred. Proactive steps such as enrolling in an anger management or drug or alcohol rehabilitation program may be steps worth taking. If you are accused of committing a crime while on probation, it is even more important to contact us immediately.
Mr. Jacques is devoted to his clients. He sees people as just people. His only goal is to obtain the best possible results for your situation.
Call us anytime for help with your legal needs. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to discuss your legal situation. Contact us online or call 208.344.2224 for a Caldwell/Boise, Idaho, criminal defense lawyer at our Caldwell office or our Boise location.