COUNTY-Level Community Supervision: PROBATION, PRCS, and Mandatory Supervision
WHAT WILL I LEARN about county probation, PRCS, and Mandatory Supervision?
- How California’s “Realignment” law changed county-level probation and supervision The different types of county-run supervision: informal probation, formal probation, post-release community supervision, and mandatory supervision Terms and conditions of probation and supervision How to request a change to your probation or supervision conditions How to request a transfer to a different county What to do if your probation or supervision is revoked What happens at a probation revocation hearingHow to challenge probation conditions How to challenge probation revocation
For certain state convictions, the judge may sentence you to a form of county-level supervision as part (or all) of your sentence. This can happen in a few different ways:
- You may be sentenced to serve some time in county jail, followed by a term on county probation or on California’s new Mandatory Supervision; OR
- You may be sentenced to serve time in state prison, followed by a term on California’s new Post-Release Community Supervision; OR
- You may be sentenced directly to a term of probation (without any time served in jail).
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