PROBATION: A Basic Understanding

The client charged with a felony and scared about the potential incarceration is usually only concerned about receiving a probationary grant. However, in many cases they really have no understanding of what probation entails. In 2013, Maricopa County Adult Probation had 21,000 individuals under supervision and another 53,000 individuals under its expanded jurisdiction for pretrial [...]

By | 2016-02-15T14:00:00+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Probation|Comments Off on PROBATION: A Basic Understanding

Probation: A Babysitter With Real Teeth

You know you are in trouble. You spent months worrying about the outcome of your criminal case. And now, you have finally received a plea offer that allows you to serve a term of probation as a condition of your sentence. Rarely does your attorney or the judge explain what that really means. MISDEMEANOR PROBATION When [...]

By | 2015-12-14T15:20:08+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Probation|Comments Off on Probation: A Babysitter With Real Teeth