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Did you attend probation?
But you would have been given the first date in court?
Ok but we both know probation. They give you appointments in person and then write to confirm?
Also, didn't you chase for new dates?
1. Were you given a new date in person?
2. What steps did you take to chase them?
Would it be possible to give me the information I asked for? Otherwise the answer will probably be wrong.
Ok, let me know when you can give me the information I asked for.
You could argue this amounts to reasonable excuse. It depends really whether probation except that you weren't given knew dates.
Usually they do provide people with dates although I suppose human beings can always make errors.
You are likely to be examined upon your failure to chase them. The difficulty is that it is not really a case of you doing the job probation. It is you ensuring that you comply with your order. Ultimately you know you were on a community order because you are engaging with it and you know that if it just stops one day with no further contact that something is wrong.
I would expect a court to be very interested in that.
That really depends how long the lag was thought though. If it was just a few weeks then that might be understandable.
Can I clarify anything for you?