A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
Federal Law
means any form of a sentence under which the offender is permitted to remain at liberty under supervision and subject to conditions for the breach of which a penalty of imprisonment may be ordered executed 18 USC 4101
State Law
Alabama
A legal status created by a court order following adjudication in a delinquency or in need of supervision case whereby a youth is permitted to remain in the community, subject to supervision by the court or any agency designated by the court and subject to return to the court at any time during the probation period Alabama Code 44-1-2 The legal status created by order of the juvenile court following an adjudication of delinquency or in need of supervision whereby a child is permitted to remain in a community subject to supervision and return to the juvenile court for violation of probation at any time during the period of probation Alabama Code 12-15-102
California
means the period an employee must serve before becoming entitled to permanent employment California Education Code 89530
Delaware
means the sentencing without imprisonment of an offender by judgment of the court following establishment of guilt, subject to the conditions imposed by the court, including the supervision and guidance of the Department’s field services Delaware Code Title 11 Sec. 4302
Florida
means a form of community supervision requiring specified contacts with probation officers and other terms and conditions as provided in… Florida Statutes 948.001 means the legal status of probation created by law and court order in cases involving a child who has been found to have committed a delinquent act Florida Statutes 985.03
Hawaii
means a legal status created by court order following adjudication in a case involving a violation of law whereby a minor is permitted to remain in the minor’s home or in a community residential or nonresidential program subject to supervision by the court or an agency designated by the court and subject to return to the court for violation of probation at any time during the period of probation Hawaii Revised Statutes 571-2
Kentucky
means the status of a certification or license issued by the Division of Mine Safety that conditions the validity of the certification or license upon compliance with orders of the Mine Safety Review Commission Kentucky Statutes 351.010
Louisiana
means a restriction of pharmacy practice for a specified period of time Louisiana Revised Statutes 37:1164
Maine
means a legal status created by court order in cases involving a juvenile adjudicated as having committed a juvenile crime that permits the juvenile to remain in the juvenile’s own home or other placement designated by the Juvenile Court subject to revocation for violation of any condition imposed by the court Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 3003 means a procedure under which a person found guilty of an offense is released by the court, without being committed to a correctional facility, or with or without commitment to jail or fine, subject to conditions imposed by the court Maine Revised Statutes Title 34-A Sec. 5001
Michigan
means a sanction that permits a board to evaluate over a period of time a licensee’s fitness to practice an occupation regulated under this act while the licensee continues to practice the occupation Michigan Laws 339.5107
Missouri
a procedure under which a defendant found guilty of a crime upon verdict or plea is released by the court without imprisonment, subject to conditions imposed by the court and subject to the supervision of the division of probation and parole Missouri Laws 217.010
Montana
means release by the court without imprisonment of a defendant found guilty of a crime Montana Code 46-1-202 means the release by the court without imprisonment, except as otherwise provided by law, of a defendant found guilty of a crime upon verdict or plea, subject to conditions imposed by the court and subject to the supervision of the department upon direction of the court Montana Code 46-23-1001
South Carolina
means a specified period during which an institution cannot enroll, solicit, or recruit new students South Carolina Code 59-58-20 means allowing a licensed person the director has found to have violated South Carolina, any United States territory, or another state’s laws to continue selling, soliciting, or negotiating insurance on behalf of an insurer South Carolina Code 38-1-20 means the issuance of an authorization to practice conditioned upon compliance with terms and conditions imposed by a licensing board in this State or another state South Carolina Code 40-47-20
Tennessee
is a condition and period of trial during which a teacher is under observation to determine the teacher’s fitness for tenure status Tennessee Code 49-5-501 means casework service as directed by the court and pursuant to this part as a measure for the protection, guidance, and well-being of the child and child’s family Tennessee Code 37-1-102, Tennessee Code 37-1-102
Utah
includes intake probation or formal probation Utah Code 80-1-102 means an act of grace by the court suspending the imposition or execution of a convicted offender’s sentence upon prescribed conditions Utah Code 77-27-1
Vermont
means a procedure under which a respondent, found guilty of a crime upon verdict or plea, is released by the court, without confinement, subject to conditions imposed by the court and subject to the supervision of the Commissioner