The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
If you commit a crime while on probation you could get a year in jail. If it is a shoplifting charge and your only prior was a a marijuana possession charge the judge may just continue probation or give you a 90 day jail sentence to teach you to obey probation terms. It is not a good decision to risk a year in jail for $30 worth of merchandise that you do not even need. You must learn to make better decisions in the future. If you retain a good lawyer you might be able to get probation with a fine.
Answer Applies to: New York
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
You will probably have a violation of probation filed against you for the new case. If found guilty of the new charge, the VOP will stick, and the judge will either extend your probation, add additional conditions to the probation, or sentence you to jail. I would strongly advise you to hire counsel, as a new bail will probably be imposed on you, and you may be spending some time in the gray bar hotel. A lawyer might be able to keep you out of jail.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
You already have a Technical Violation and/or you will soon be a Convicted Violator that will likely subject you to (re-)sentencing on both incidents.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Dennis P. Mikko Attorney at Law | Dennis P. Mikko
Engaging in criminal activity while on probation is a violation of probation as well as a new criminal charge. By engaging in new criminal activity, you run the risk of additional punishment for the probation violation. There will also be punishment if convicted of the new charge. Since this is a second offense and was committed while on probation, the chances of you serving some time in jail greatly increases.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
The McDonnell Law Firm, PLLC | Patrick J. McDonnell
Make sure you notify your probation officer. It is always worse when probation finds out on their own. You CAN be violated if it violates the conditions of your probation, which I'm sure it must. That would be up to your probation officer.
Answer Applies to: New York
Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
You have two issues to confront. Your new charge, but worst your charge that you are on probation for. One of the requirements of your sentencing was not to have further law violations. Because you did, expect additional sentencing terms for the initial offense.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
You will have a violation of probation (VOP) hearing, where the judge will hear the evidence about you violating your probation with a new offense. After the hearing, IF the judge has found that you violated your probation the PO will make a recommendation. In your case, I suspect there will be jail time.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
When on probation any charges you pick up will be a violation of your probation. You could be held in custody until your probation violation hearing. At your hearing you will be asked if you admit the violation. If you admit the violation your probation will be revoked. If you do not admit the violation the DA will put on his evidence that you violated and the judge will decide if the evidence is enough to find you in violation. If in violation the judge may revoke your probation and reinstate it or revoke it and sentence you to the time remaining on your suspended sentence. On the petty theft you could do up to a year in county jail. However, most likely you will receive probation on that.
Answer Applies to: California
R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
A warrant for your arrest for violation of probation will be issued, and you have to face the new charges as well. You could spend the rest of the probationary period in jail. If it is a first time petit theft with no prior convictions of petit theft, you might be looking at a deferred prosecution agreement. You should hire private counsel and not rely upon the system to defend you.
Answer Applies to: Florida