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How does the misdemeanor probation Division work?

How does the misdemeanor probation Division work?

The Misdemeanor Probation Division provides the State Attorney’s Office with copies of the violation affidavit for discovery and all pertinent paperwork required to support the violation of probation. At violation of probation hearings, the probation officer testifies as a witness for the state.

Who is the supervising body for felony probation?

The supervising body: Most misdemeanor probation are supervised by the state or county. Felony probation are usually supervised by the Office of Probation and Pretrial Services. 3. Transfer of sentence: If a felon wishes to move to a different state, the felony probation can be transferred to the other state.

When did misdemeanor probation start in Pasco County?

The Misdemeanor Probation Program began operation on January 1, 1993. This program consists of one office in New Port Richey and another in Dade City. Together, these two offices are responsible for supervising all criminal misdemeanor probation cases in Pasco County.

How long can you be on probation for a misdemeanor?

The answer is yes! There are a few differences between the two. 1. Duration of the probation: Individuals convicted for misdemeanors will be put on probation for 6 months to 1 year. However, felons may be on probation for at least 18 months. If the felon violates the terms of their probation, the length of their sentence can be extended.

Which is the first state to allow private probation?

Faced with an increase in the number of offenders in the 1970s, the state of Florida became the first to begin private probation. In 1975 Florida authorized the Salvation Army Misdemeanor Probation program. In 1989 both Missouri and Tennessee passed laws allowing private entities to supervise misdemeanor offenders.

What is the cost of probation for a misdemeanor?

The Misdemeanor Probation Program is completely self-supportive and accomplishes this by requiring that the defendants placed on probation pay a $55 per month cost of supervision fee.

The Misdemeanor Probation Program began operation on January 1, 1993. This program consists of one office in New Port Richey and another in Dade City. Together, these two offices are responsible for supervising all criminal misdemeanor probation cases in Pasco County.

Are there any private probation firms in Georgia?

In 1991 a new law in Georgia with similar content became the catalyst for the founding of private probation firms based in that state, such as Professional Probation Services, Inc. (founded in 1992) a subsidiary of Universal Health Services Inc., Sentinel Offender Services (founded in 1993), and Judicial Correction Services (established in 2001).