Will recent laws re: lesser sentences for certain drug offenders have any effect on my son’s probation?

Question Details:  My son has been charged with misdemeanor drug offenses in AL and GA. After paying half of the fines assessed, he went out of state and has remained there for over one month. Will he be arrested if found?

The recent law changes to mandatory sentencing for certain drug offenders will unlikely affect your son’s drug charge. Moreover, depending on the terms of your son’s probation, if found he will most likely be arrested for violating probation. General conditions of probation as ordered by Georgia courts typically provide that a probationer may not change his/her place of abode, move outside the jurisdiction of the Court or leave the State for any period of time without prior permission. If caught, your son may face increased penalties including prison time for violating his probation. This is why it is imperative that your son have legal representation.


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