Post: Probation Complaint
Posted by erica brooks on 11/02/10
I need clarification of what rights as an criminal offender
sentenced to 1 yr probation:
My boyfriend was released on October 6, 2010 after being
charged with violation of probation due to non-
reporting.After completing nearly 3 months in county jail
he was sent to court where judge sentenced him for 1yr
probation for failure to report even though he had not
incurred any new charges since initial sentence. He was
instructed to report to the probation office for assignment
and to check in within 48 hours of release. On Oct 8, 2010
he followed court instuctions and went to probation office
for additional instructions. When he arrived his assigned
probation officer was not in therefore he was assisted by
the supervisor which upon review of his file and since he
had not obtained any additional charges since 2007 made the
decision to release him from probation obligation and
advised he was free and to "have a great life". However 3
weeks has passed when his assigned PO left a message
stating the supervisor was incorrect and he was still on
probation. The po then threatened to submit a warrant for
his arrest since offender was aware of obligations .
However my boyfriend informed supervisor of court order and
why he was there but supervisor stated it was friday and
file had not been updated and assigned po did not update
file according to procedures and basically stated it was my
boyfriend fault for not following correct procedures.
What is his legal rights and how can he file a formal
complaint? Any suggestions are welcomed since po will be
issuing warrent tomorrow.
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- Probation Complaint , 11/02/10, by erica brooks.