Can my probation officer add to my community service hours I’m suposed to do each month?

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Can my probation officer add to my community service hours I’m suposed to do each month?

Asked on November 10, 2015 under Criminal Law, Texas

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B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The court can change the conditions of your probation at any time... and the probation officer is generally considered the officer of the court.  So, yes, they can add the hours, usually as sanctions.  However, they cannot alot more hours than authorized by statute.  If you do not agree with the sanction, then you do have a right to request a hearing with the actual judge an explain to him/her why you should not be required to complete additional hours of community service.


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