Problem-Solving Courts| Probation
The Municipal Court probation office governs City ordinance violators who are found guilty and ordered by the court to complete probation. A term of probation in Municipal Court can last up to two years.
The Municipal Court probation office processes 15,000 to 20,000 new probation cases a year. Its probation officers meet with offenders who the court orders to report to them regularly, and monitors whether all Municipal Court probationers are following the conditions of their release. Other duties of the probation office include conducting drug testing, arranging court-ordered classes and reviewing counseling and treatment agency reports. The office also helps probationers in need secure housing, job training and medical care. The probation office also writes grants to help fund many of these services.
To contact the Municipal Court probation office, call 513-2700 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Types of probation:
Suspended Imposition of Sentence (SIS): The defendant is placed on probation. However, the judge does not impose a sentence. This is not a conviction. Upon successful completion of the SIS probation, the record becomes closed to the public. The full range of punishment is open to the judge if the defendant violates probation.
Suspended Execution of Sentence (SES): The defendant is sentenced to a set term of incarceration but the defendant is placed on probation instead of going to jail. This is a conviction and will remain a public record. If the defendant violates probation, the judge may revoke it, but is limited to executing only the preset sentence.
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