Stephen Holbrook, Probation Officer
While the practical purpose of the Probation Department is to ensure that the offender completes all tasks Ordered by the Court (which may include payment of fine and costs, restitution, community service and counseling), the Probation Department further aims to provide offenders an opportunity to prove to the Court and to themselves that they are capable of living a socially acceptable life as productive and responsible members of society.
The Judge assigns each probationer a review hearing date. The probationer must either have completed everything as Ordered by the Judge, or return to Court on the assigned date and time to explain why the probationer has not fully complied with the Judge's Order. During this period of time the probation officer tracks the progress of the probationer to make certain that he or she is complying with the Court's Order.
Toward that end, Rule 5 of the Local Rules of Court sets out the Standard Rules of Probation as enumerated below:
Rule 5 - Standard Rules of Probation
The probationer is hereby advised that the Court may at any time, revoke probation for cause, modify the conditions of probation, or reduce or extend the period of probation. The probationer is subject to arrest for cause and without a warrant by the probation officer or by law enforcement officers for violation of any of the following rules of probation:
* IF YOU DO NOT APPEAR ON THE DATE SCHEDULED BELOW FOR REVIEW HEARING, THE COURT WILL ISSUE A WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST.
YOU WORK COMMUNITY SERVICE, IT WILL BE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO SHOW
PROOF OF DATES WORKED.