Pickerington, OH asked in Criminal Law for Ohio

Q: Is good behavior probation the same as non reporting?

I live in fairfield county and was charged with petty theft and I was given a plea deal in my pretrial of good behavior, no refusal 2 year probation with 30 hours of community service and I was wondering is good behavior the same as non reporting and what does no refusal mean?

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Douglas A. Ball
Douglas A. Ball
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Batavia, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Did you take the plea deal? If I am understanding you correctly, you are on 2 years of probation with good behavior and are required to 30 hours of community service. If you do not commit your community service with the time allotted, you may be faced with a violation of your probation. At such time, they may elect to put you on reporting probation and potentially they may re-evaluate the terms of your probation. As to the no refusal, this is usually connected to probation requesting a test to insure that you are not violating any alcohol/drug use during your probation. If they request a test and you refuse, that may result in a probation violation. You need to examine the terms of your probation carefully. It should be clearly spelled out what is/is not a no refusal. I wish you the best of luck.

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