Probation procedures differ from state to state. Below you'll find information about probation in a state with a lot of people—and a lot of probationers.
Suspended Imposition of Sentence vs. Suspended Execution of Sentence in California
Does the judge get to choose the sentence if you violate probation?
What's the difference between formal and informal probation in California?
Formal probationers report to probation officers, while informal probationers don’t.
In California what's the difference between suspending imposition and execution of a sentence?
There’s a subtle but significant difference between ISS and ESS.
Nolo's Proposition 47 Forms
Many people who can benefit from Proposition 47 felony resentencing and reclassification can prepare and file the forms themselves. Use Nolo’s kits to reduce your felony conviction to a misdemeanor.
Resentencing Under California's Proposition 47
Prop 47 downgraded many theft and drug possession crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. With some exceptions, people with prior convictions for these crimes, no matter how old, are entitled to ask for resentencing as a misdemeanant.