The mission of the Probation Department, as an integral part of the criminal justice system, is to deliver services with integrity and in a manner which respects the rights and dignity of individuals. The probation Department is dedicated to offender accountability, assisting the Municipal Court in the fair administration of justice, and to bring about long term positive change in individuals through effective supervision in compliance with local and State of Alabama laws and regulations.
- Failure to report as directed is a violation of your sentence.
- Your full minimum payment is due at your first office appointment.
- Payments must be made in the form of cash or money order.
- If you pay with cash, make sure you pay with exact change.
- The terms and conditions of your sentence are non-negotiable and will be strictly enforced.
Know Your Rights
- If you are indigent, meaning you do not have the ability to pay your fines (which is different than not wanting to pay your fines), your probation cannot be revoked for failure to pay, alone.
- Your probation can be revoked for failing to report as directed and for other violations. It is important to report even if you don't have the money to pay.
- If you are truly unable to pay the monies ordered by the court due to indigency, you may be eligible to have your fines converted to community service work.
- The key to success on probation is to report and comply with all conditions and to communicate with your Probation Officer about your situation.
If you are unemployed, your probation officer can assist you in your job search and even help you develop a resume.