What to do if my PO honored a community service extension but clerk did not?

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What to do if my PO honored a community service extension but clerk did not?

I accepted a plea deal for “furnishing alcohol to a minor”. The deal was 60 days unsupervised probation and 30 hours of community service. Due to work, I was unable to complete the 30 hours of service and had 6 remaining hours. I called the probation office and spoke to a probation officer, who OK’d an additional 30 days to complete the community service. This was not honored as I received a notice today stating I completed 0 hours of service and that I had a warrant out for my arrest. I can’t afford to lose my job. what can I do about this situation? What will happen now?

Asked on March 25, 2012 under Criminal Law, Indiana

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you presently have an outstanding warrant for your arrest with respect to the matter you are writing about and have some documentation approving the additional 30 hours from the probation office as to you, I would contact a criminal defense lawyer to assist in clearing up the problem and possibly clear the outstanding warrant against you.

I would make the contact and consultation with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. in the interim, I would contact the probation officer who you spoke with to advise him or her of the situation and see what can be done to assist you.

 


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