What’s the difference between parole and probation?

Posted on Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 10:31 am    

Parole and probation are different types of criminal supervision after sentencing. Parole is supervision of an inmate released from jail.

Probation, on the other hand, is supervision that is given to a defendant either instead of jail time or in addition to jail time. Both probation and parole, however, can be revoked if the individual breaks the terms of the parole or probation.

If you have any questions about parole or probation, contact the Champaign-Urbana criminal defense lawyers of Tom Bruno at 217-328-6000.