Report, Report, Report
Your probation starts the day of your disposition hearing. You will meet with a Juvenile Probation Officer immediately after the hearing. He or she will review the written terms of probation with you. These are the rules that you must follow for as long as you are on probation. If you are unsure about whether or not you are allowed to do something, or if any of the terms are unclear, ask your probation officer. You will be held responsible for any violation of your terms of probation. The telephone number for Juvenile Probation is (520) 866-7065.
You will be given a date and time to meet with your assigned probation officer. Do not miss that appointment. Make sure that you are on time. If you are running late, call the Juvenile Probation Department and let someone know. If you miss a meeting with your Probation Officer, don’t panic. Your probation will not be automatically revoked the first time you miss an appointment. Instead, call your Probation Officer immediately, explain what happened, and reschedule the meeting.
Do Not Move Without Permission
While on probation, you must get permission from your probation officer before you move to a different address. Also, you must tell your Probation Officer immediately if your telephone number changes.
Do not drink alcohol. Do not use any illegal drugs. Do not use any prescription drugs unless you have a valid prescription. You will be tested for drugs and alcohol. If you test positive, you will be violated.
Do What You Are Ordered To Do
If you were ordered to do community service, do it. If you were ordered to do counseling or a drug/alcohol screening, do it. If you were given a curfew, be home by that time. If you are having problems doing something you were ordered to do, talk to your Probation Officer. Ask for help. The worst thing you can do is ignore something you are required to do.
Pay Something Every Time
You will be ordered to make payments while on probation. Those payments may include any or all of the following: probation supervision fees, fines, DUI assessments, incarceration costs, restitution, transfer fees, time payment fees, defense attorney fees, etc. If you cannot afford to make the payments, talk to your Probation Officer. Explain your financial situation. If you can't pay the full amount, pay as much as you can. Don't miss any payments. It is extremely important that you pay as much as you can as often as you can. As long as you do that, you cannot be sent to prison or jail for not making your full payments.
Use a monthly calendar to keep track of your obligations. If you are having a hard time keeping track of what you have to do and when, call the Public Defender’s Office and ask for a Probation Handbook. Look at it every week. Update it as you go.
Every time you call your Probation Officer, you are sending the message that you take probation seriously. Your Probation Officer wants to help you to succeed on probation. Any time you are confused about what you are supposed to do or have a question about what you are allowed to do, simply call your Probation Officer.
Remember, the Judge wouldn’t have put you on probation if he or she didn't think you could do it.