Tag Archives: probation

Will a traffic ticket violate my probation?

When you’re placed on probation – either formal or informal, one of the typical terms is that you “violate no law”.  People often ask whether a traffic ticket will violate your probation.   In general, a traffic ticket will NOT violate your probation. Under Penal Code section 19.8, an infraction is not grounds to violate […]

What is summary (or informal) probation?

If you’re convicted of a misdemeanor in Orange County, you may be placed on a period of probation.  Typically, for misdemeanor probation, it is informal probation.  This is sometimes called “summary probation” or “bench probation”. How does informal probation differ from formal probation? Formal probation With formal probation, you typically have a probation officer you […]

What is probation?

Probation in general: If a crime is eligible for probation, and the judge grants probation as part of the sentence, then whatever the maximum time for the crime is gets suspended and a grant of probation is ordered.  From there, the person would be told of certain conditions of probation – which may include county […]