Probation is often court-ordered as a part of the sentence
handed down in district court. The defendant will be under the supervision of a probation
officer during the course of probation.
Those placed on probation must contact the probation
office immediately following the court order/conviction. The probation office will schedule
an intake appointment with a probation officer or have the
necessary paperwork completed for a letter to be sent. At this time, the court
order and probation obligations will be discussed.
Email is a quick and effective way to make contact and
communicate with the probation officer. The e-mail address can be found on the
main probation page. Due to the high number of clients, your call may go to
voicemail. Please speak
clearly and leave your name, telephone number, the reason for calling and case
number if available. The probation office will return your call as quickly as possible. If you do
not receive a response by the
following day, it is your responsibility to contact the office again. It is best to call prior to stopping in the office to
ensure an officer is available to meet with you.
Payment options include cash, check, money order or debit/credit card.
A transaction fee
will be added for debit/credit card payments. Please do not send cash through the mail.
If requested, a receipt will be mailed to you. The receipt will indicate the
amount of the payment made and the balance on your account. The balance includes
probation fees and court fines. It is important to note that the monthly supervised
fees are added for the entire length of your probation. If you are switched to
unsupervised probation or your probation is terminated early, the remainder of the probation
fees will be waived at that time.
It is your responsibility, the defendant, to comply with
the court order and probation
obligations. If you have any questions or concerns we suggest contacting the
probation office before you are in non-compliance. We are here to help assist
you and answer questions. If you fail to comply with the court order,
a probation violation (PV) will be filed and a notice mailed to you.
Please see the Probation Violation page for more information.
It is very important to stay in monthly contact and keep the court and
probation office apprised on your address.