Probation is an opportunity offered to many offenders in lieu of incarceration. It allows adults convicted of a crime to remain in their community under the supervision of a probation officer.
Many of the terms of your probation will be unique to your special case. If you have specific questions about the rules you must follow while on probation, you should speak with your probation officer. However, there are general guidelines to the probation system in the state of Illinois. One of the most important things that you should understand is that it is very different than parole.
Probation vs. Parole
Probation and parole have some similar aspects, but are two distinct situations in the criminal justice system.…