When someone is released on probation, they can rejoin society and the community but with a specific set of requirements for their release. This can include drug testing, regular meetings with a probation officer, and even electronic location monitoring. The requirements are set by a judge and are only limited by what the judge deems appropriate for the crime committed. Before understanding what can happen when probation is violated, it’s important to understand how probation can be violated to begin with.
By definition, a violation occurs when the person on probation breaks the terms of their probation by ignoring, refusing to adhere to, avoiding or otherwise failing to meet the probation terms. Examples include:
When someone violates their probation, there are a few potential consequences to their violation.
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