In some cases that a Los Angeles criminal attorney may represent, they may have reduced a person’s charges or penalties so that they would avoid having to do jail time. When this happens, it means that they probably have you serving probation instead.
Probation is when a person is under strict watch or supervision by a Department of Corrections Probation Officer. They must meet with their probation officer ever so often or when the probation officer says they must meet. You will need to meet with the probation officer at their office at the time and date specified and will then need to take a drug test. If you were to fail a drug test, you will then be sentenced to jail time.
Being on probation is very serious. Although it is better than doing jail time, it is important to heed to whatever the probation officer says or you risk going to jail. You will need to be punctual to meetings with the officer and need to be there for every meeting they set up. Your Los Angeles criminal attorney can explain probation to you a bit more if necessary.
If you face jail time for charges that you have against you, hire a Los Angeles criminal attorney to help get them reduced so that you can serve probation instead.
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