Probation

What is Probation?

Probation meaning A kind of punishment given out as part of a sentence which means that instead of jailing a person convicted of a crime, a judge will order that any time of incarceration be suspended on condition the defendant meets certain standards of conduct or obligation. Should the defendant violate the terms and conditions of probation, the court may revoke probation and impose the sentence.

 

reference: California Department of Child Services

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