DA supervised probation is generally cheaper and less intrusive. The DA offices across the state handle probation in slight different ways so it's hard to get more specific bc, for example, some DA offices require the person to report every month and others do not.
One main difference is that DOC assigns an actual officer who can and will go visit the probation er at home and at work while DA does not. Also DOC probation causes the person to be forever assigned a DOC number.
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It will vary by county, but the main differences are you are not in the DOC system, so no DOC number, and you may never have an assigned person to eyeball you monthly in some DA supervision programs. So long as you stay out of trouble, make your payments timely, and turn in any reports due, e.g. proof you attended a Victim Impact Program if that is one of your conditions, you'll be golden. Blow off paying, blow off doing what you are supposed to, and just like other probation settings, you can find yourself with a motion to accelerate a deferred sentence or a motion to revoke a suspended sentence.
I agree with Ms. Porter. If you are on supervised probation through the DA's office, the DA's office is, for all intensive purposes, your "probation officer." You report by paying $40 per month to their office. It is a minimally intrusive form of probation supervision.
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