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New York Giants Football Player Serves Time in Jail for Violating Probation

New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is completing a 30-day sentence in jail for violating the conditions of his probation related to an undisclosed offense from when he was a juvenile. Last month, Bradshaw voluntarily turned himself in at a Virginia jail, and his release is slated to take place before football training camp begins later this month.

The probation violation was charged out of the Tazewell County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. The sentence is not related to other run-ins with the law that Bradshaw experienced when he was a student at the University of Virginia and Marshall University.

In 2006, Bradshaw pleaded guilty to stealing a video game console from a college dorm room. The criminal charges against him were eventually dropped, and Bradshaw was ordered to serve probation for two years. Prior to this incident, Bradshaw was arrested for resisting arrest and possession of alcohol as a minor in 2004.

There are many reasons for why a probate may be found in violation of your probation, such as:

• Failing a drug test.
• Being charged with another criminal offense.
• Failure to give notice of an address change.
• Missing a scheduled meeting with your probation officer.
• Illegal drug or weapons possession.
• Violating other conditions of your probation.

A probation violation may not only lead to additional penalties, including jail time, but it could damage the terms of your plea agreement or other conditions related to your probation.

Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw jailed in southwest Virginia, NYDailynews.com, June 19, 2008
Bradshaw serving 30-day sentence for probation violation, AP, June 19, 2008

Related Web Resources:

Ahmad Bradshaw, ESPN.com
Sentences – Fines, Jail and Probation, Expertlaw.com
In Massachusetts, our Boston probation violations lawyers can represent you during your violation hearing and help you obtain the best outcome possible for your case. Contact Altman & Altman LLP today.

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