Originally Posted by badkharma
First off, I was never "sentenced" to anything, this was offered by the State attorney instead of going to trial, which would have been a waste of everyone's time and longer for myself to move on with my life. Umm, don't they hafta have a search warrant or something to dig through my things? That is ridiculous, and I'm not sure if I completely believe that to be true. I report once a month and they barely ask me anything other than if my address is the same and if I've completed my community service hours for the month, that is it.
No, they don't need a search warrant (or something). The visits by the PO are a condition of the plea bargain which you apparently took. If the trial would have been a waste of time (and I understand that a lot of people are arrested and are not guilty) but would have kept you from being placed in this program, why didn't you insist on a trial?
I agree - you weren't sentenced. You took a bargain instead. If you don't meet the conditons of the program, then you will be tried and, if found guilty, sentenced.
At any rate - the PO looking around is part of the program.
You say you're an upstanding citizen - what were the charges against you? That might help "us" determine what the PO is and is not entitled to look into and also why the program was offered instead of you being forced to trial.