Norman Park, GA asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: In Georgia do Felony Probation warrants expire? Or can you refer me to statue code.

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Jermario L Davis
Jermario L Davis
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: No, probation warrants do not expire automatically.

Once a probation warrant is issued, the courts generally have to issue an order recalling the warrant for it to go away. However, because probation is limited in time, the probation officer would need to ask the Court to issue a tolling order (to stop the probation time from running) in order to penalize/revoke the defendant that is on probation if that person has absconded (failed to respond or is missing) and is arrested after the original expiration date of the probation.

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