Georgia probation laws provide a mechanism for punishing those found guilty of crime without the expense and hardship of incarceration. This can permit the probationer an opportunity to avoid prison, or reintegrate into society after having served time in prison, and reduces expenses and prison crowding for the state.
Probation can be a tricky proposition though. Probationers are assigned a probation officer [PO] who oversees their case and makes determinations that can result in the revocation of the probation if the probationer fails to meet any of the many requirements to qualify for the program.
The following chart lists some of the requirements to remain eligible for probation:
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Georgia probation laws require that the probationer:
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Those convicted of criminal offenses against a minor, or dangerous sexual offenses, may face additional requirements. Georgia probation laws permit the court to require that the probationer:
Note: State laws are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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Questions About Probation? An Attorney Can Help
If you, or someone you know, has been convicted of a crime and is entering into a probation program you may think you no longer need an attorney. This couldn't be farther from the truth. Probation programs often give rise to situations where a lawyer's ability to interpret, understand, and argue legal requirements can make the difference between continued freedom and a return to prison. Contact a Georgia criminal defense attorney and get answers to your probation questions.
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