General Questions About What Probation Is
Probation is supervision in the community in lieu of being in jail. Parole is supervision in the community after spending some part of a sentence in jail.
Nothing, both refer to the same thing, and you will hear both terms used while completing your sentence.
Court-ordered fees include:
- Payment of fines.
- Payment of court costs.
- Payment of adult probation fees.
- Depending on your particular case, the Court may add any of these
- Payment of your court-appointed attorney fees.
- Payment of restitution (repaying the victim for what was lost or damaged.)
Remember, the payments are court-ordered, and must be made. However, if you get behind your officer can recommend a new plan to the Court.
Note: If you have any questions about your payments, see your officer.
Your probation officer can be very helpful to you while on probation, setting up needed appointments, answering questions you have, and referring you to classes you must complete.
It is also your probation officer’s job to:
- Supervise you as directed by the Court, and to inform the Court how you are abiding by the rules.
- Protect the community, by seeing you at home or work as well as in the office.
- Provide community-based referrals, such as drug/alcohol counseling, employment counseling and literacy/GED preparation that will help you positively change your life and be law abiding.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 5:08 PM