Generated by the presiding judge, probation is a sentence that allows the offender to reside in their community under the supervision of a probation officer. The decision is issued after careful study of the offender's background, behavior, and potential for success. The decision is also based on the thinking that rehabilitation of certain offenders may be impaired by incarceration. While under supervision of the Probation Department, misdemeanor offenders are responsible for complying with the conditions imposed by the Court by making referrals to rehabilitative, preventive or educational programs. It may also require restitution to crime victims, community service, and regular alcohol or drug testing.
Presentence Reports and Substance Abuse Evaluations may be obtained from the probation department by the defendant or attorney of record 48 prior to the sentencing. Identification will be required at the time of pick-up. A copy of the PSI or SAE will be provided for review only by the Judge's law clerk upon check-in for the sentencing.
Court Conferences will be available on the day of the probation violation arraignment. The defendant and/or attorney of record may obtain a copy from the probation department on the day of the probation violation arraignment. Identification will be required at the time of pick-up. A copy of the Court Conference will be provided for review only by the Judge's law clerk upon check-in for the probation violation arraignment. Please refer to judicial bios for protocols specific to each Judge.