How much possible jail time for 1st time probation violation

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Old Jan 11th, 2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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I was convicted of a 2nd duii in 2010, my first was in 1999. I abided by the rules. Spent 5 days in jail, 3 years probation, etc, etc. After almost a year of no violations, no calls from my probation officer, no house checks, nothing and completment of my treatment, someone told the probabte officer I was using meth and alcohol. I felt like he backed my into a corner and admitted to him that I had a beer about 5 days prior to when he contacted me. My boyfriend spent xmas in the hospital, serious stress, financial ruin, etc and should have used my coping skills better. I went to his office, gave a u/a which showed negative for alcohol and meth, but positive for marijuana. I explained that I could not remember using pot, but do a lot of work for a neighbor , cleaning errands etc, who smokes pot medically. My ua came up positive so obviously I had smoked in the previous 30 days, I just can't recall when. My fiance is also a recovering meth addict as I am a recovering alcoholic. I realize it's not a good situation to be associated with drug users when I am on probation, but I can't help who I love. My probate officer filed 2 violations even though I did not test positive for alcohol. I am awaiting an arrest warrant to turn myself since the citations are in another county. Also, my probie is accusatory, very mean and egregious and downright hateful. I understand he is just doing his job. My main question is how much jail time does a first time offender receive or are there other options. I had a court appointed attoryney, do I need to contact him??

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I wish to inform you that since this is the first violation of the probation, first you may re-discuss with the probation officer if he could impose sanctions like increased reporting, random drug testing, imposition of curfew, increased community service, undertaking of vocational/educational courses, imposition of curfew, etc. If he takes the matter to court, you may inform the court that you did not test positive for alcohol. Further, this your first violation after one year of probation. You may seek guidance and help from free legal aid. The court will consider all the facts and decide the matter. You may get increased probation or jail.

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Old Jan 11th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #3
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The above answer will send you on a wild goose chase. Legal Aid does not represent in criminal matters. The Public Defender does. That is where I would seek advise and representation.
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