What happens during a violation of probation?

After a probationer has broken a court ordered condition, the supervising probation officer has several options to consider as sometimes they have discretion on how to proceed. They may discuss the infraction with the probationer. If the infraction is small and happened once, or infrequently, then the officer may simply discuss the issue with the probationer, give them a warning not to do it again, and pay close attention to the behavior making sure it is not repeated. If the infraction is a serious one, or a small but frequent problem, then the officer may file a written notice of violation to the court notifying the judge of the infraction with a recommendation on what to do with the probationer moving forward.

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1. What is probation supervision?
2. How does probation supervision influence law abiding behavior?
3. What are some probation terms and conditions?
4. What are some benefits to defendants on probation supervision?
5. What are some benefits of probation supervision to the community versus incarceration?
6. How does someone get placed on probation supervision?
7. How does Probation Supervision work?
8. What are office visits, home visits and collateral contacts?
9. What do you do during office visits, home visits and collateral contacts?
10. Is probation supervision the same as parole supervision?
11. What can I find out about someone on probation supervision?
12. What is a violation of Probation?
13. What happens during a violation of probation?
14. What types of recommendations can be made for a violation of probation?
15. What are typical lengths of probation supervision?
16. Can a person be released from probation supervision early?
17. Are probation officers the same as police officers?
18. What type of powers or authority do probation officers have?
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