Is probation dropped once deported in California? 8 Answers as of May 31, 2011

My friend deported to Mexico before he could finish probation. What happens to friends probation status? Will friend have bench warrant out for his arrest because he didn't finish probation?

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Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
No. If he violated terms of probation, such as by getting arrested on new charges that resulted in the deportation, then there will be an arrest warrant issued for probation violation charges. If instead it was just informal probation, and no new charges were filed that would be a violation, the probation will end as scheduled.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/31/2011
World Esquire Law Firm
World Esquire Law Firm | Aime Katambwe
The probation will not be dropped just because he was deported. A bench warrant will be issued so I suggest your friend talk to his probation officer who may or may not help. If he stays out long enough, the warrant will be recalled. But this is a question best put to a criminal attorney and I suggest you do that. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/27/2011
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
He may have a warrant. However, it would not be served outside CA. He would have to meet with the judge or his probation officer if he comes back legally.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/27/2011
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
If friend is on INFORMAL probation, he should send letter to court re his situation. If on FORMAL probation, friend should write to hi Probation Officer and send copy of deportation order.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/27/2011
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
No, unless the judge said that would happen upon deportation. If not, when and if he returns he likely will be arrested for violation of probation.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/27/2011
    Law Offices of Matthew Murillo
    Law Offices of Matthew Murillo | Matthew Murillo
    Yes. Your friend will be in violation of probation, even though he was deported. Your friend should contact his probation officer as soon as possible to let his Probation Officer know that he has been deported and try to maintain a relationship with his probation despite the deportation. That way, once he is able to return to the U.S., it will be a bit easier for him to ask to have his probation reinstated "as-is" in order to remove the warrant that will be placed as a result of the violation.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/26/2011
    The Law Offices of Robert L. Driessen
    The Law Offices of Robert L. Driessen | Robert L. Driessen
    If he has been deported he cannot return to California so the issue is solved.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/26/2011
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    If it was a misdemeanor, then the probation was informal, so no one will know that he got deported (no probation officer to check in with), and the probation should still expire timely.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 5/26/2011
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