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How Does Probation Work?

In the United States, 1 in 55 adults have been on probation. There are 4.5 million people currently on probation or parole. Asking “how does probation work” is important. There’s a good chance you or someone close to you will find themselves... Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Supporting Someone On Probation

Getting arrested can be a major wake-up call. There are currently two million people in American jails. If anything, mass incarceration only increases the likelihood of crime.  Has someone you love finally had their day in court after a long... Read more

You are on Felony Probation: 4 Things Not To Do

Being on felony probation means you report to a probation officer by phone or in person, typically once a month.  Between your reporting dates, you need to stay on your probation officer’s good side. 1.    Don’t associate with felons. Almost all ... Read more

Probation Searches: Can My Boyfriend’s PO Search my Car, Purse, or House?

Your boyfriend’s probation officer just appeared and wants to inspect your home, your automobile and even your wallet as part of his checking up on your boyfriend to be sure he is in compliance. What can you do? Always check with an attorney for your... Read more

Probation Violations and How to Avoid Them

Obviously, if you are on probation and catch a new charge, you will be violated, but you might be surprised to discover what non-criminal events can also cause a violation to be filed. Some examples: Failed drug test: Failing a drug test is not a ... Read more

What are the Penalties for Probation Violations?

A probation violation conviction can mean being sent to jail or prison, but there are alternative penalties that can be used instead, including: Revocation and reinstatement: The judge and the probation officer can agree to revoke your probation f... Read more

What is a Probation Violation?

Whether you are on probation after being in jail or you were allowed to be on probation instead of going to jail, there are rules and guidelines that you are required to follow. If you break any of these rules, your probation officer has the right to... Read more

What is a Probation Pill Check or Probation Pill Count?

If you are on probation or parole, any prescribed medication you take must be disclosed to your supervising officer. He or she will keep some or all of the following information on file: The name of the medication How often you are supposed to ... Read more