If you get placed on probation, then you’ve managed to avoid a stay in jail. Probation results in a period of community supervision in which you get monitored through regular meetings with a probation officer. You will likely have drug or alcohol tests, dependent on your type of conviction, and other requirements as determined by a judge. Regardless of specifics, here are some probation tips.
Do Not Commit Crimes
This may seem obvious, but cannot go unstated. The number one among probation tips remains a total avoidance of crime. If you become arrested while on probation, then you face responsibility both for your current crime and a probation violation. You could face not only jail for the current offense, but your original sentence as well.
Most crimes will come with the stipulation for regular and/or random drug tests. If your arrest was for a drinking-related crime, you could get tested for alcohol as well. If you fail one of these tests, you will face the consequences of a probation violation.
You will need to meet with your probation officer at regular intervals. In order to succeed at probation you will need to keep these meetings, and conduct them in a professional manner.
Pay Your Fines and Stay Employed
Probation comes with some amount of fees. You will, of course, need to pay them to remain out of jail. You will also likely have an employment requirement. If you remain unemployed, and show no effort to find a job, you could face consequences.
Probation stands as a privilege. If you fail to live up to its terms, you could face a return to jail. If you or someone you know has become arrested through a probation violation, they’ll need bail. If you live in Florida, call the experts at Ammediate Bail Bonds at .