The violations & consequences of Probation <br />Created by:<br />Brianna Nobles<br />Darsha’ Carter<br />
Difference between probation and parole<br /><ul><li>Probation is a sentence ordered by a judge, usually instead of, but sometimes in addition to, serving time in jail. It allows the convicted person to live in the community for a specified period of time, sometimes under the supervision of a probation officer, depending on the circumstances and the seriousness of the crime.
Parole is the conditional release of a prison inmate after serving part (if not all) of his or her sentence, allowing the inmate to live in the community under supervision of the parole period. The decision to grant parole is the responsibility, in a majority of states, of a board of parole or commission. Violation of the conditions of parole result in revocation and re-imprisonment.</li></li></ul><li>What is probation?<br />Probation pro·ba·tion/prōˈbāSHən/Noun<br /><ul><li>The release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behavior under supervision.
The process or period of testing or observing the character or abilities of a person in a certain role, for example, a new employee.</li></li></ul><li>What does probation mean to criminal<br />To criminals what does probation mean, does it mean a second chance for a new start or a chance to finish what they started before they got where they are. To me it seems that it depends on the person, for some criminals it is a brand new start to change what they have done wrong to the community or an individual and then for others well it the opposite. <br />
Violation of Probation <br />Probation violation laws vary among the states and are governed by federal and state law. Generally, a probation violation occurs when you ignore, avoid, refuse, or otherwise break the terms or conditions of your probation at any time during the probation period. Probation typically runs from one to three years, but may also last for several years depending on the original offense. <br />Probation may be violated in many different ways. Circumstances that may lead to a probation violation<br />
Ex. of Violations of Probation<br />+<br />Not appearing during a scheduled court appearance on a set date and time;<br />Not reporting to your probation officer at the scheduled time or place;<br />Not paying any required fines or restitutions (to victims) as ordered by a court;<br />Visiting certain people or places, or traveling out of state without the permission of your probation officer;<br />Possessing, using, or selling illegal drugs;<br />Committing other crimes or offenses; and<br />Getting arrested for another offense, regardless of whether criminal or not<br />
Articles of People That Violate Their Probation<br />NEWS<br />Whitehall Twp. Man Jailed For Probation Violation<br />By The Morning Call | February 10, 2002<br />HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Northampton County Jason Raymond Gordon, 34, of Whitehall Township, was arrested by state police Jan. 29 as a fugitive from justice. Troopers from the Bethlehem barracks stopped Gordon on Route 22 in Hanover Township, Northampton County. He was unable to post $10,000 bail set by District Justice Gay Elwell in Easton and was committed to Northampton County Prison. He was wanted for a probation violation in Middlesex County, N.J., according to police.<br />NEWS<br />Probation violation, bad checks earn man jail time<br />By JAY RICHARDS Special to The Morning Call -- Freelance | March 24, 2001<br />An Easton man was sentenced to state prison by New Jersey Superior Court on Friday for a probation violation and for issuing bad checks. Ronald L. Hughes, 26, of the 1500 block of Ferry Street was sentenced to four years in prison, with credit for 21 days served, for violating probation on a 1996 conviction for conspiracy to commit burglary and theft. The sentence is to be consecutive to a jail term he is serving in Northampton County. For two counts of issuing bad checks, Hughes was given a concurrent prison sentence of 15 months.<br />
Consequences of violating probation<br />A violation probation never goes unnoticed as a probationary officer is bound to report the violation as soon as possible. The consequences of probation violation are often termed to be 'not-very-nice'. The consequence basically depends upon the nature of the violation, the person's case history and nature of crime for which the probation had been imposed. The jury's decision is also of importance in such a situation. The following are some probable probation violation consequences…<br />
Ex. Of Consequences<br />Court Case: A court case is an immediate consequence of a probation violation. The court case is held in order to ascertain the facts regarding the violation. In some cases, where the violation is unintentional, the person is given a chance to defend and justify himself. The court then decides the further punishments.<br />Fine: In some cases, where the violation is not genuine, the person is let off with a small penalty. This is usually seen during traffic probation where the curfew is violated or where the person leaves the said jurisdiction.<br />Imprisonment: In some cases, where the original crime has been rather serious and the violation of probation has been serious, the court may also award an imprisonment penalty to the person. Many a times, it so happens that imprisoned prisoners are released before their term is done, but are kept on some specific probation.<br />Revocation of Probation violates the probation, he may be again sent back to prison.<br />: In very rare cases, a probation is revoked if violated<br />