Mexico, ME asked in Criminal Law for Maine

Q: If someone has a warrant for absconding probation with only 5 months left what can be done to get the warrant dropped

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Luke Rioux
Luke Rioux
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Portland, ME
  • Licensed in Maine

A: This is a very serious situation. The most basic condition of probation is to show up for your scheduled check ins. The amount of time left on probation does not have much to do with the severity of the violation. In Maine Criminal Courts, any violation can result in the person serving the remainder of their sentence. This is true even if the person violates on their last day of probation. Contact an attorney ASAP. It might be possible to negotiate with the Probation Officer and with the District Attorney to get the best resolution possible.

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