Thursday, November 15, 2007

Criminal Actions

I was told by a caller the other day that an attorney did not know the difference between parole and probation, so I thought it might be helpful to put the definitions here as an FYI:

Parole is a condition of early release from prison. The person has served some portion of their sentence. The person usually has restrictions and is supervised by a Parole Officer.

Probation means that the imposition of a sentence is suspended or stayed. The person has to fulfill certain requirements in order to avoid the imposition of a sentence.

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