Federal Way, WA asked in Criminal Law for Idaho

Q: I am in need of some advice. I pled voluntarily guilty to petit theft.

I was sentenced to 1 years unsupervied probation, 60 days in jail with 56 suspended and the other 4 all options. I chose to do the SLD program and had a knee injury so i didnt go to the program however i had doctors notes and still do. I was instructed to contact the prosecuting agency for ada county and they have informed me that my case manager said that the only way she will accept me back into the program is if i do the 4 days in jail. This is my first ever offense in my life and i am so scared to go to jail. It was a big mistake and i have been compliant with everything except the SLD progran which i had doctors notes for. I am a stay at home mother and the sole caretaker of my children. Is there ANY possible way i could appeal the sentencing to try and avoid going to jail? I am willing to do anything at this point i just dont want to leave my children and i am completely terrified. What is the best way i could handle this?

Thank you,

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1 Lawyer Answer

Kevin M Rogers

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Boise, ID
  • Licensed in Idaho

A: Hello Arourah,

Before a warrant comes out you should call me and see if I can get the prosecutor to give you one more opportunity to sign up for "alternative sentencing." But you REALLY need to hurry. Otherwise there will be a warrant coming and then the only option will be to turn yourself in and sit for 5 days. Good luck to you! My number is 208-805-9880

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