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Understanding probation violations in New Jersey

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in New Jersey, probation could be among the penalties assessed if you are ultimately convicted. The length of a probation sentence can vary from case to case but there are some general guidelines that apply to most every situation. Understanding these is important in order to help prevent you from violating the terms of your probation.

Probation violations can lead to additional penalties including being put in jail without the option to post bail according to the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Some of the things that can be considered a violation of probation in New Jersey are the following:

  •          Possession of weapons including firearms.
  •          Failure to submit to substance testing or DNA sampling when requested.
  •          Breaking any law or ordinance.
  •          Not reporting to your probation officer as instructed.
  •          Leaving the state for over 24 hours or moving beyond the county limits without permissi

When on probation, you must also allow your probation officer to search you, your residence and your vehicle at any time. These searches can be conducted without any search warrants. Keeping your probation officer informed of details about any change in your place of residence or employment or any arrests or summons is also your responsibility. If you do not comply with even one of these things, you can be subject to a probation violation.

If you would like to learn more about probation violations in New Jersey, you can visit our criminal defense website at any time.


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