Little Rock, AR asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas

Q: Can a probation officer cOme to your house to arrest you

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Kathryn L Hudson

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  • Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: Generally being on "probation" is a sentence imposed for being found guilty or pleading guilty to a crime. Rather than serving a sentence incarcerated the defendant is allowed to serve their time under either supervised or unsupervised probation under the judicial system through probation departments that monitor the defendant to ensure they are complying with the terms of their probation. When one is on probation they are under judicial supervision and that means one's right to certain civil liberties are limited. One can be subjected to random searches, drug screens, and background checks without consent. If a person on probation violates the terms of the their probation their probation can be revoked and the original sentence of incarceration imposed. I took a long way to say yes, a probation officer can come into your house and arrest as they are officers of the law.

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