What happens if the offender refuses to do what he / she is supposed to do?
The Judge has several options. The Judge can impose a sanction, which is a form of discipline. Common sanctions include time in jail; increased reporting to the court, if bench probation is ordered; substance abuse testing; or may include revocation of probation.

The Judge can also refer the person to services based on his or her problems and needs. Common services include drug and alcohol treatment, counseling, or education.

If the offender does not agree to accept a sanction, there will be a hearing before the Court.

If an offender is not reporting, the Judge may also issue a warrant for the offender’s arrest.

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1. Supervision in the Community after Prison or Jail:
2. How long will an offender be on supervision?
3. Can a victim give advice on the conditions of supervision?
4. What happens if the offender refuses to do what he / she is supposed to do?
5. Can I meet with the offender?
6. Who do I talk to about a concern or request more information?
7. What if the offender keeps harassing me - or I see him / her violating parole or probation?