Re: Probation Transfer + Moving States
Time served for what, exactly? IF they allow you to move out of state, the conditions of your probation will not change. You will still be on probation from a Michigan court, with the Michigan court's conditions, and subject to violation of those conditions from a Michigan court. IF Michigan allows you to move out of state, that does not mean that you will be then subject to SC's "much more lenient" consequences for MIP. You committed your violation in Michigan, not SC. The only difference would be that a SC PO would be supervising you (reporting any violations back to the Michigan court), not a Michigan one.
But, don't hold your breath about being allowed to move out of state. You are 19, legally an adult, so the fact that your mom is no longer going to be around to support you is not going to carry much weight with either the court or the probation department. First, you will have to meet with your PO (who you haven't even met yet). Then you can request your probation be transferred to SC. IF your PO agrees that is in the STATE'S best interest (notice I did not say YOUR best interest), he/she can request SC accept your probation. IF SC decides they are willing to accept a Michigan violator in addition to the caseload they already have with their own violators, they will say so. IF SC agrees, your PO can then submit the request through the Michigan probation department bureaucracy. IF the Michigan bureaucracy agrees, THEN you will be transferred to a SC PO.
That's a whole lot of IFs...and don't hold your breath. Because even IF it gets approved, it aint going to happen quick.
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