Q: Can they really send my boyfriend to prison on a first violation of probation felony paper with no new charges?
A: They certainly can. In fact, that is the normal course for those who cannot abide by the rules of probation.
A: A probation officer can file a violation report based on a number of violations that do not have to be new criminal offenses. The most common violation is absconding which means not showing up to your probation officer meetings or your probation officer cannot find you. Other violations that do not involve a criminal charge include testing positive on drug test etc. To answer your question yes a person can be revoked on probation without a new criminal charge but if they have an attorney at their revocation hearing they stand a better chance of not getting revoked. There must be a hearing before a judge before a person can be revoked on probation.
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