Suspended sentence or probation; violation of the terms and conditions, technical violations. (HB47)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Anderson (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Violation of the terms and conditions of a suspended sentence or probation; technical violations; penalty. Removes from the definition of technical violation, used for the purposes of limiting the amount of active incarceration a court can impose as a result of a revocation hearing for a probation violation, violations based on a probationer's failure to (i) refrain from the use, possession, or distribution of controlled substances or related paraphernalia; (ii) refrain from the use, ownership, possession, or transportation of a firearm; (iii) gain permission to change his residence or remain in the Commonwealth or other designated area without permission of the probation officer; or (iv) maintain contact with the probation officer whereby his whereabouts are no longer known to the probation officer. Accordingly, if a court finds that a violation of the terms and conditions of a suspended sentence or probation is based on such no-longer-technical violations, the court may revoke the suspension and impose or resuspend any or all of the period previously suspended. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/31/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101087D
12/31/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB47)
01/23/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB47)
02/15/2022Left in Courts of Justice

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