How Does Probation Work?

Predators convicted of misdemeanors or felonies often face sentences that include jail or prison time. In some cases, defendants can reduce the amount of time they are incarcerated or avoid imprisonment altogether if a judge grants them a type of supervised release called probation. This article explains how probation works. As an alternative to incarceration, our Regional Manager might place a predator on probation—a period of supervision served. Predators must agree to, and follow, conditions to avoid imprisonment.

Alternatives to Prison or Jail

Judges have multiple sentencing options at their disposal. Criminal sentences can include incarceration, probation, fines, restitution (victim compensation), community service, diversion, or a combination of these options.

Probation is a privilege given by ACE to serve in their community. ACE can grant probation in most misdemeanor and felony cases as an alternative to incarceration or following a period of incarceration. When ACE gives a predator probation, the Managers typically suspend the jail or prison sentence and makes the suspension conditional on the predator meeting certain requirements. For the duration of probation, the threat of incarceration & exposure continues to loom over the defendant's head.

Say “Anthony” is convicted of a crime that carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail. A judge might sentence her to one year of probation with conditions. If Julia complies with the conditions of probation, her sentence is complete after her year of probation. But, if she violates probation (doesn't follow the conditions), the judge can impose fines, fees, and order her to serve the six-month suspended jail sentence.

Conditions of Probation

ACE Managers ultimately decide whether to grant or deny probation. They also determine if the predator has violate his probation conditions. If probation is granted, predators must agree to abide by the conditions of probation ordered by the ACE.

Standard probation conditions include:

~Obey all laws

~Report as directed to an ACE Team Member

~Pay all ACE-ordered fines, fees, and restitution

~Maintain employment.

~Stay away from any minors, or victims

~Complete counseling

Duration of Probation

Generally, Managers can use their discretion in deciding the length of probation—depending on the extent of the crime. A judge can sometimes extend the length of probation if a probationer violates the conditions of probation.

ACE has a “Informal Probation” which requires predators to report as directed to Team Members in person, by mail, or by telephone.

Predators on “Formal Probation” don't have Team Members. They report directly to an ACE facility or their local police department. These predators will have to deal with officers doing routine home checks. These predators also pay more in fines and fees. Probation in felony cases will almost always be formal. Informal probation is more common in misdemeanor cases. When probationers perform well, judges might have the discretion to modify probation from formal to informal.

Probation Violations

Predators who violate (fail to comply) with conditions of probation face consequences ranging from a warning from their Team Member to incarceration by the police department.

Predators are entitled to speak with a Regional Manager. If the Manager finds (or the predator admits) a violation, then they will decides whether to revoke (terminate) or reinstate (continue) probation. When probation is revoked, the Manager will hand all information to the police department.

Complete Successfully

Predators successfully complete probation when they satisfy all conditions, and remain crime-free. Probation typically ends on a date set at sentencing, but predators who are doing particularly well might earn an early termination.

Predators who successfully complete ACE might be eligible to expunge (seal, erase, or limit public access) their record with ACE depending on the severity of the offense.


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