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My son has been on probation for 5 years, which is to be done in July. He was convicted of arson of a vacant residence. He has been on the straight & narrow ever since, but his new P.O. wants him to sign something to keep him on probation in 2 days. He is behind on his restitution. Our original attorney 5 yrs. ago said “They’ll try to make you sign, but don’t sign anything.” We can’t afford to get an attorney now. What can they do to him if he refuses to sign? He just turned 29 years old.

Asked on May 27, 2009 under Criminal Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

If you can't afford an attorney contact the public defenders' office or legal aid.  This probably can be handled in a quick call with your son's PO.  They will advise you what to do.  In the meantime sign nothing.  Just tell the PO that you need to speak with his attorney first.


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