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My job requires me to travel, but I don’t want to violate my probation. What should I do in California?

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If you are on informal probation, there typically is no restriction to your travel. However, it is possible that your informal probation includes terms that specifically restrict travel. This does not mean, however, that you cannot get a modification for your job. An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can guide you through the modification process. 

If you are on formal probation, it is most likely that the terms of your probation include a travel restriction. If this is the case, speak with your probation officer. If your probation officer denies your request to allow you to travel for your job, you can apply to the court for a modification of the conditions of your probation. You may request a court hearing to challenge your probation officer’s unfavorable decision. As your job is directly tied to your livelihood, working with an experienced criminal defense attorney offers you the best chance obtaining approval of request for modification.

Disclaimer: The answer is intended to be for informational purposes only. It should not be relied on as legal advice, nor construed as a form of attorney-client relationship.

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