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New Law Reduces Standard Lengths of Probation in Felony & Misdemeanor Cases as of January 1, 2021 – AB 1950

After a person pleads guilty, no contest, or is convicted after trial, “probation” can be granted at sentencing instead of an order committing a person to county jail or state prison, either under the supervision of a probation officer (“formal” probation), or subject to conditions established by the court without the supervision of a probation…

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Mandatory Supervision – Presumption of Period of Supervised Release from Felony Jail Sentences

Before 2011, felonies in which a defendant was denied probation required that the term of imprisonment be served in the State Prison system. County Jails were for those sentenced to only misdemeanor offenses, or those awaiting trial or sentencing on felony matters. However, after the 2011 “Realignment”, Penal Code section 1170(h) created a new subset…

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