Category : Probation

  • GPS Tracking of Offenders Effectiveness Under Scrutiny

    Posted Jul 9th, 2014 By in Probation With | Comments Off on GPS Tracking of Offenders Effectiveness Under Scrutiny

      Federal probation officials responsible for monitoring convicts on probation with GPS tracking devices are under scrutiny from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee after two offenders with the devices were charged with murder. The effectiveness of GPS tracking has been put into question before, but now it is with a new intensity. At the …

  • New Parole Realignment Could Leave Holes in Agency

    Posted Jul 12th, 2013 By in Probation With | Comments Off on New Parole Realignment Could Leave Holes in Agency

    With California’s prison overpopulation, there is a good chance that we may see the already overloaded parole officers slammed with a additional work. The recent realignment has made early release of parolees possible by the end of the year,  and has also asked for shorter jail times for prisoners. There are about 1,700 state parolees …

  • Jail versus Probation Time

    Posted Jul 29th, 2012 By in Jail, Probation, realignment With | Comments Off on Jail versus Probation Time

    A few months ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling requiring California to reduce its prison population, which has resulted in an unintended consequence of inmates realignments. Some argue that this will result in some criminal offenders (misdemeanors and low level felonies) choosing to take jail time over probation because county jails have been …

  • Criminal Law and Procedure: Probation Condition

    Posted Jul 12th, 2012 By in Criminal Law, Marijuana and Pot Shops, Probation With | Comments Off on Criminal Law and Procedure: Probation Condition

    The Daily Appellate Report shared a case explaining how the court system “may impose probation condition that prohibits defendant from using medical marijuana where condition related to crimes of conviction and future criminality.” In this specific case, defendant was stopped due to expired registration on his truck. The vehicle’s registration had been expired for over …

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