Probation Frequently Asked Questions

Please review these frequently asked questions before making a phone call to the court. Reviewing these facts will save you time and provide you with a more timely answer.

  1. Can my probation be transferred to another county?
  2. My probation is almost over. What do I need to do?
  3. The Judge had me meet with a probation officer before he sentenced me. Does this mean that I will be placed on probation?
  4. My spouse was ordered to have no contact with me while he/she is on probation. How can I get that changed so that we may have contact with each other?
  5. I was ordered to complete counseling for substance abuse. How many times do I have to go to counseling?
  6. I have a probation violation hearing scheduled. Does this mean that I am going to jail?
  7. Why do I have to keep coming in for drug tests when I have been testing negative for over a year?
  8. I keep calling my probation officer, but she is not answering her phone. How can I get in touch with her?
  9. My son is on probation, but whenever I call the Court they just tell me no public record exists. I know he is on probation. Why won’t they talk to me?
  10. How long will I be on probation?
  11. How will a deferral appear on my criminal history?
  12. How much will my fine be?
  13. How much do drug tests costs?
  14. Where can I drug test at?
  15. What if I can’t pay my fine on time?
  16. While I am on probation can I enter a restaurant that serves alcohol?
  17. What is probation?
  18. How often do I have to report to my probation officer?
  19. Can I have non-reporting probation?
  20. What do I have to do on probation?
  21. Can I be released from probation early?
  22. What do I have to pay for on probation?
  23. Can I just pay a bigger fine or serve my jail time and not be on probation?
  24. I have medical marijuana certification. Can I smoke marijuana while on probation?
  25. I was ordered not to engage in any aggressive, assaultive, or antisocial conduct. What is antisocial behavior?
  26. I was ordered to complete drug/alcohol tests while on probation. How does that work?
  27. How do I get a restricted license following my drug charge?
  28. I was ordered to write an apology letter. How long does it have to be?
  29. Could I be told the dates that I will be called in for a drug test ahead of time, so that I can plan my vacation?
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