Probation is a sentence handed down to criminal offenders, which allows them to serve time out of jail. It enables you to live within the community provided you follow the strict guidelines and conditions under your probation.
Here are some common types of probation.
- Supervised – requires you to check in with your probation officer often
- Unsupervised – it’s common for less serious crimes and frees you from direct supervision from a probation officer. However, it requires you to obey specific court orders.
- Community control – requires you to remain at home and your movements are supervised with an ankle monitor
- Crime-specific – requires you to follow specific conditions that ensure you don’t repeat your crime. For instance, attending alcohol rehabilitation or registering as a sex offender.
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