What is Probation?
Posted on: May 13, 2016
Probation is a court ordered sanction of a jail sentence that allows a person convicted of a crime a chance to remain in the community under the supervision of a probation officer, instead of going to jail. A person is put on probation when they’ve been found guilty of committing a crime. However, probation is not an option for every single offense – some offenders go to jail or prison without ever having the offer of probation on the table. The conditions of this community-based supervision can vary. Probation requires that you follow certain court-ordered rules and conditions and it could include jail time, fines, restitution, community service, or other sanctions. Typical conditions may include meeting with your probation officer, refraining from using illegal drugs or excessive alcohol, avoiding certain people and places, and appearing in court during requested times.
Probation can also require counseling, weapons restrictions, and the offender reporting to their probation officer. If the person does not follow the rules of their probation, they could go back before a judge and be sent to jail or prison.
The mission of probation is to ensure public safety. Every citizen has the right to be free from fear of harm to their person and property.
Thomas Law’s Solution to Violating Probation in Tampa, FL
If you find yourself in a severe issue with probation, you can always call Thomas Law. Jenny Thomas has many years of experience in Probation Law and may be able to help you with your troubles. Don’t hesitate in dealing with your problems! They only get worse. Your probation officer is your number one priority in this situation and to ignore the officer is a situation you don’t want to be in. Making the wrong move may land you in jail. Call as soon as you can!
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Thomas Law is ready when you are to get started on your case. Jenny Thomas is available normal business hours and offers free consultations. Any questions you have can be answered as soon as possible. Never hesitate! Solve your problems as soon as they arise. Contact Thomas Law today.