What It Means to be on Probation in Colorado

Probation Defined

If you have been charged with and convicted of a felony or misdemeanor you may be eligible for probation after a risk assessment evaluation to determine the level of supervision you will need to prevent your becoming a repeat offender.

The Court will set specific conditions and terms depending upon the type of offense committed and may include some type of one-on-one or group counseling, anger management, community service, etc., as requirements for your probation.

Supervised or Unsupervised Probation

Being placed on probation as an adult does not necessarily mean you will be required to report to a probation officer; in some cases, and if the offender is considered low risk, they may be placed on unsupervised probation.

Fees and Fines for Probation in Colorado

Offenders placed on supervised probation are required to pay specific fees every month, and may also be required to make restitution payments in addition to other fees and fines as ordered by the court.  Those who are unable to pay the fees and fines up front may be allowed to work out payment arrangements providing they discuss their financial situation with their probation officer and set up payment arrangements with the Court Collections Office.  Failure to pay as agreed may result in additional fines and fees as well as having your probation revoked.

Moving from Colorado when on Probation

Anyone desiring to move to another state who has been convicted of a felony and some misdemeanors must meet strict requirements and be approved by the other state, as well as submitting an application for the move to the Colorado Interstate Compact for Adult Supervision or Interstate Compact for Juveniles and have the application approved before making the move.
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Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

Email Christopher T. Braddock, Denver criminal defense attorney, to learn more about Colorado’s rules of probation.