What exactly is probation, anyway? AB 1950 changes the length of probation in California. But what exactly is probation, anyway? Probation is the suspension of the imposition or execution of a sentence and the conditional release of a defendant into the community. Probation is either under the direction of a probation officer (called “formal” or
What is a reasonable probation condition?
Two recent cases have ruled on the question of what is a reasonable probation condition for a judge to impose on a defendant who has been convicted of a crime and placed on probation. In People v. Moran the California Supreme Court ruled that a probation condition prohibiting the defendant (who had been convicted of