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Q: Because of coronavirus is it a favorable time for some one to turn them self in over a probation violation ?

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Shanone Emmack
Shanone Emmack
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Yes you should turn yourself in but , before you do, call and find out what your bond is or if you will be released on your own recognizance (ROR). That way you can plan ahead and get in and out relatively quickly. Good Luck!

Michal Durakiewicz
Michal Durakiewicz
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Franklin, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: A lawyer cannot counsel you to fail to turn yourself over to authorities. I tell all of my clients charged with violation of probation the following: (a) promptly turn yourself over to police and (b) continue reporting to your probation officer, even after being violated. This advice may figure in your favor when your attorney is negotiating with the prosecutor or if you have to face the judge at a probation violation hearing.

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