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Old 06-28-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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My young friend pleaded guilty to a felony at 16, when she was considered a part of an armed robbery.
She is now 19, and in the middle of a 5-year probation. Every month she has to come up with $400 to pay the probation. And she goes to class every week as well.

She has a probation violation court coming up in a month, due to her drug use violation during probation. How is this violation going to set her back? Does she need a lawyer?

Also in longer term, is there a chance for felony appeal? or just serve up the probation for 3 more years?
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:49 AM
 
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My young friend pleaded guilty to a felony at 16, when she was considered a part of an armed robbery.
She is now 19, and in the middle of a 5-year probation. Every month she has to come up with $400 to pay the probation. And she goes to class every week as well.

She has a probation violation court coming up in a month, due to her drug use violation during probation. How is this violation going to set her back? Does she need a lawyer?

Also in longer term, is there a chance for felony appeal? or just serve up the probation for 3 more years?
You want George Laughrun - he is expert at these kinds of cases I believe

Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene, P.A. - Attorney Profile (http://www.gcllm.com/g_laughrun.htm - broken link)
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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You play, you pay......she needs to do the time.
Don't be a crutch or an enabler for her.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:25 AM
 
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What? $400 for probation?

I had no idea that went on

Can anybody confirm/deny this?
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:40 AM
 
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I believe this is a "supervision fee"....

North Carolina General Statutes § 15A-1343 Conditions of probation - North Carolina Attorney Resources - North Carolina Laws
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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Thanks. I see $30, which sounds reasonable. The $400 sounds excessive!!!

(c1) Supervision Fee. Any person placed on supervised probation pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall pay a supervision fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) per month, unless exempted by the court. The court may exempt a person from paying the fee only for good cause and upon motion of the person placed on supervised probation. No person shall be required to pay more than one supervision fee per month. The court may require that the fee be paid in advance or in a lump sum or sums, and a probation officer may require payment by such methods if he is authorized by subsection (g) to determine the payment schedule. Supervision fees must be paid to the clerk of court for the county in which the judgment was entered or the deferred prosecution agreement was filed. Fees collected under this subsection shall be transmitted to the State for deposit into the State's General Fund.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:59 AM
 
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i was just reading this article in the Observer. Not sure if it is relevant to your friend's situation or not..

More people getting criminal records wiped clean | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/06/26/2407941/more-people-get-a-clean-slate.html - broken link)
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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I have no advice except to wish your friend good luck in cleaning up their act. Hopefully, they can find their way out of darkness.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:33 AM
 
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drug violation while on probation? Not good at all.... she will learn the hard way.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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drug violation while on probation? Not good at all.... she will learn the hard way.
No, not wise . . . but it sounds like she is trying to get her act together overall - she is in school.

I agree w/ others - $400 sounds way to excessive for a young person to come up with.
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