Rules For Probation

Probation is a legal sentence imposed by the court on a person, who is found to be guilty. The victim may be put under probation even without serving a brief time in the prison or after spending sometime in jail. This sentence gives the opportunity for the criminal to stay out of the prison under the condition that the individual is under constant supervision of a legally authorized person.

The probation rules may vary between jurisdictions; however, in all cases, the criminal is kept under the supervision of legal authorities. The rules also highlight those activities that the person should refrain from. Violating the probation rules can result in grave legal action against the criminal.

The following are some of the common probation rules that apply to the victim:

• The person has to report to either the appointed probation officer or the court.

• The person should take the permission in writing from the probation officer before leaving his or her area of jurisdiction.

• Any change in personal information like contact details, residence address, etc should be informed promptly.

• The person should not purchase or possess harmful weapons, drugs or alcohol (that is considered illegal) which could lead him to imprisonment in the future.

• The person on probation should pay the legal fees like home arrest fees, probation supervision fees, court fees, etc on time.

• The person should produce himself anytime for testing of alcohol or drugs or other routine medical check up. He is allowed to consume those medications / drugs that the doctor has recommended for him.

• The person on probation should inform / consult the relevant authorities before taking any medication or undergoing medical procedure prescribed by a doctor.