Probation Conditions and Revocable Release

Conditions of Probation

Conditional and Revocable Release

If you are convicted of DUI or any other misdemeanor the Court may sentence you to ‘formal’, ‘informal’, or ‘Court’ probation. All terms and conditions set forth by the Court are explained in detail on the Conditions of Probation/Conditional & Revocable Release form.

“Formal” probation requires that you meet with a probation officer periodically. “Informal” or “Court” probation, which is generally applicable in driving under the influence matters, does not require that you meet with a probation officer. In general, terms and conditions of informal or Court probation require that you maintain a law abiding lifestyle, do not violate any laws, and in some instances, do not enter any establishments where the main sale item is alcohol.

In first-offense DUI cases, informal and Court probation generally does not require you to do anything other than serve 48 hours in jail, pay a fine, and complete DUI School. We almost always get mandatory jail deleted as a condition of probation. Occasionally informal and Court probation may require that you attend Alcoholic Anonymous or include a provision that you authorize “search and seizure with or without a warrant and without probable cause”. Informal or court probation generally terminates upon the completion of 3 to 5 years.

Formal, informal or Court probation may possibly be terminated early and successful at the Court’s discretion if you have completed all specific terms of probation, there is good cause, and a formal request is made to the Court to do so.

Joe VanDervoort
Chico California DUI Lawyers 45+ Years of Experience.

Free Consultation

    Name (required)

    Phone Number (required)


    Office: 530-342-2858
    E-mail: [email protected]

    DUI Attorney Specialist

    Designation listed by

    california dui lawyers association