Sentencing involves the final requirements of a court case that are achieved via negotiation or trial. A defendants sentence may involve different elements such as a fine, probation, educational classes, electronic monitoring, jail time or any combination thereof.
- Understanding The Probation Process – Probation is designed as a way for the court to maintain supervision while you stay out of trouble and obey all orders of the court.
- How The Parole Process Works – This process involves the early release of an inmate based on specific conditions.
- How Your Criminal History Affects An Open Case – Your prior criminal history may affect the penalties in your current case.
- Drug Diversion – Penal Code 1000 – Learn about the penal code 1000 which allows non-violent drug offenders to receive treatment rather than serve jail time.
- Proposition 47 – Find out how the prop 47 ballot initiative changed sentencing guidelines for specific violations and reclassified some from misdemeanors to felonies.
- Electronic Monitoring – This article explains the various electronic monitoring options that may be used in plea bargain negotiations between attorney and prosecutor.
- Felony Sentencing After Realignment – This explains felony sentencing guidelines after realignment.