Tag Archives: probation violation

Give him an ‘A’ for effort (access required)

You’ve gotta hand it to a convicted drug dealer and his North Carolina attorney for coming up with a novel defense to a blatant probation violation, even though their argument failed. Graham solo Todd A. Smith tried to convince an Alamance County Superior Court judge that his client couldn’t be punished for violating the terms of his probation because he’d walked out of a busy courthouse before anyone in the probation office had a chance to process him.

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Criminal Practice – Probation Violation – Intake Process – Leaving Early (access required)

State v. Brown Defendant argues that, because he walked out of the probation office before probation officials finished processing him and before they had a chance to provide him with a "written statement of [his probation] conditions," he should not be held accountable for violating the conditions of probation by returning to Virginia before his probation transfer to that state was completed.

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