When defendants are sentenced for crimes, they are oftentimes placed on probation. There are various forms of probation:
Terms of probation can vary, but will typically include:
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While on probation, a probationer must obey the terms of probation. If they fail to do so, the person will be in violation of their probation.
If the terms of probation are violated, the offender may be arrested and could be held “without bond” until probation violation proceedings are complete.
In Arizona, a defendant’s first court date will be a “Probation Violation Arraignment” where they will have an opportunity to admit to or deny the allegations. If a defendant denies the allegations, the matter will be set for a “Probation Violation Hearing.”
The judge can hold the defendant in custody while the probation violations are being litigated.
If a probationer is found to be in violation of probation after a hearing, the judge has options in the disposition. For felony offenses, typically a judge will decide on 1 of 3 sentences:
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