Missed Probation Officer Hearings
Are you accused of violating your probation?
Typically, individuals are only required to meet with a probation officer
when they are sentenced to formal probation. If you were sentenced to
formal probation, then you would have to register with the Orange County
Adult Probation Department who will then assign you to a probation officer.
In most cases, probation hearings are more frequent in the beginning (about
once a week) but can lessen if you consistently show that you are committed
to meeting the terms of your probation.
Meeting With Your Probation Officer
Your probation officer is there to ensure that you are complying with all
the terms of your probation. If you are not able to make it to one of
your meetings, you should let your probation officer know as soon as possible
so you can reschedule. If you fail to make it to a meeting with your probation
officer, especially your first one, or you are substantially late to the
meeting, you may be accused of violating your probation.
Things to Expect at a Meeting With Your Probation Officer
Many people are unsure of what they can expect from their probation officer
meetings. The first thing you should be prepared to do is answer questions.
Your P.O. will ask you a series of questions to discover whether you are
abiding by the terms of your probation or have violated them. You might
be required to:
- Submit to random drug testing
- Answer questions about any drugs or prescriptions you are currently taking
- Answer questions about your employment
Some people believe that they should skip meetings with their probation
officer in order to avoid getting caught for potential or alleged violations.
Violating your probation is, in reality, just as dangerous as missing
a meeting with your probation officer, as both can get your probation
revoked and you could be sent to jail.
Call The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. today if you are facing
a probation violation for missing a meeting with your probation officer.