Terms Used In Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure 896

  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.

A.  The court may, at any time during the probation period, modify, change, or discharge the conditions of probation when either of the following occur:

(1)  The state has previously provided written verification that it has no opposition to a modification, change, or discharge of the conditions of probation.

(2)  A contradictory hearing with the state, set by the court, has been held. The court shall provide notice of the hearing to the state at least fifteen days prior to the hearing date.

B.  The court may, at any time during the probation period, impose additional conditions of probation authorized by Article 895 of this Code without a contradictory hearing with the state.

Acts 2014, No. 275, §1.