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Regular Probation
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 probation remains.

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


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  • Which States Supervise First Offender Probation

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