For regular probation, consider the following examples:
(a) Assume the maximum sentence for the offense is 15 years but
you received a sentence of probation only for 8 years. If you comply
with the terms and conditions of your probation, at the end of the 8
years, your sentence is over.
(b) However, two other scenarios are possible. First, let's say you
violate a general condition of probation at the end of the first
year. This is called a technical violation. For a technical
violation, you can have your probation revoked (i.e. you are sent to
jail) for up to two years. Once released, you still have 5 years
regular probation left to serve (8 years minus the first year on
probation minus the two years in jail).
(c) Second let's say at the end of the first year either you commit
a new offense or violate a "special condition" of probation." The
judge can revoke (send you to jail) the full balance or any
portion of your original 8 year probationary sentence. If only a
portion is revoked, you will have the remainder of the 8 years left
to serve on probation. If he revokes the full balance, obviously no
If you are convicted of a felony in Georgia but live in another
state, there should be no problem transferring regular probation to
your home state.
Note that misdemeanor probation generally cannot be transferred to
your home state. Talk to your attorney about your options.
Rules for Adult Offender
Supervision (Acrobat Reader Required 2.53mb)
States That Have Enacted the
Adult Offender Supervision Compact
States Supervise First Offender Probation
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