Scranton, PA asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Trying to find out if something is legal in state of Pa

I have been on probation since 2015, I recently got to summary offenses. My probation officer gave me three months house arrest in an extra two years probation. I'm trying to find out if that's legal to do or if I have a chance to fight this.

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Ryan L Hyde
Ryan L Hyde
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Exton , PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: It depends on the fact of the case. If you are probation and violate they can sentence you accordingly. Nothing about your initial facts sounds any alarms. Unusual that you would get such a harsh sentence for summary violations. But if you already have been sentenced then you are in the clock for an appeal and you should speak with an attorney soomer rather than later.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.