Missed 2 probation meetings due to medical condition, (Congested Heart Failure).

United States
October 4, 2006 3:14am CST
I would like to be able to explain missing my probation meeting to my Probation Officer by letter. I explained over the phone my reasons for missing my meeting and I feel I should write a letter to create a formal paper trail, just in case so I dont get violated and sent back to jail. What type of letter writing format should I use. I fear looking or sounding ignorant, I would appreciate any advise offered.
5 responses
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
15 Oct 06
It is alwaysgood that you can have a chance to inform the officer in formal letter to indicate your reason been didn't show up on the schedule meeting and it will be added evident to strentheng your execuses if you can enclose your medications report. Good luck!
@charlesming (1866)
• Singapore
14 Oct 06
Get a note from the doctor to certify that it did happen and it is true. Better yet get the doc to certify you unfit for reporting?
• United States
14 Oct 06
As long as you have proof that you were at the hospital It shouldn't be a problem. But couldn't you have called maybe the day before to explain your problem or to reschedule? You've missed 2 meeting!!! I think there shouldn't be a 3rd time for the same reason! You don't want to piss them off and then it will be worst for you! Well, I hope our heart is doing better and I truly hope you make your next appoinments....
• Canada
14 Oct 06
To be honest, I don't think it matters what format you use as long as you include all of the vital information, such as your name and address, the people involved (probation officer, location, etc.) and circumstances of your missed appointments. The fact that you are making the effort to provide an explanation of your situation (in addition to the phone calls) is proof that you are concerned about yourself and your future. Probably a simple "business letter" format would be most appropriate (in Word, there are pre-existing templates you can use where you simply fill-in the missing information) if you are really concerned about "presentation". I would also keep a copy of the letter, and when sending it, send it by registered mail as someone will have to sign for it-which becomes proof that your probation officer (or someone from his/her office) received it, and when it was received.
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
14 Oct 06
It would be better if you wrote the letter explaining what happened because your words would reflect the circumstances. Plus your Probation Officer would know how you talk, so to use someone else's words might cause him some alarm. I suggest that you also include a letter from the Doctor who treated you to allay any concerns he may have regarding you missing appointments.