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Usually two years is the maximum, but there are certain crimes, such as stalking, that can be sentenced up to 5 years of supervised probation.
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"Oversight" is the term used to describe a probation appointment.
A show cause is the opportunity to explain to the Judge why you are not doing as ordered.
No, the probationer must be "cited" into court for a show cause hearing or probation violation. We cannot violate on an anonymous phone call. We can violate if the person calling wishes to come in and testify to what they have actually seen. A violation hearing only needs to be proven 51%, not by overwhelming evidence or proof that would be needed in a criminal trial.
To be placed on probation through the District Court you must have reached your 17th birthday at the time the crime was committed.