Answered on Jun 14th, 2011 at 11:36 AM
Quite a while, actually. The process on a probation violation allows the person in custody to have a hearing on the violation, but the penalties for a violation can be up to the full sentence that was available on the original case. For example, if a case had a max sentence of 1 year county jail and no time was served, then that one year is still available for the violation. If 30 days had been served originally, then 11 months would be available on the violation. I would speculate that the matter has been to court and that the lawyer is working on the case. If there was a time waiver, then the person would remain in custody until the next hearing.