He was convicted of ASSAULT ON FEMALE (PRINCIPAL) and COMMUNICATING THREATS (PRINCIPAL) and was given:
Sentence Type 1: PROBATION
Sentence Type 2: SUSPENDED SENTENCE
Sentence Type 3: COUNTY JAIL
Total Supervision Term: 12 MONTHS
He recently had a court date for parole violation and now "Punishment Type: COMMUNITY SS (DCC)" is added to Offender Information Page. What does this mean?
This question strikes as a criminal law question, yet it was categorized as an education question. I am updating the practice area designation accordingly.
Community punishment is the lowest level of a probationary sentence (I believe "SS" means "suspended sentence"). I am unsure about "DCC" as that is not a common acronym. In general it means that this person was given 12 months of supervised probation without any special features such as house arrest. They violated that probation and are potentially looking at serving whatever amount of time was suspended when they were put on probation. It is not possible to estimate how much time that would be with the information provided since we don't know the person's prior record level or the nature of the violation (which would impact whether the judge could actually revoke the probation or only impose some lesser sanction).
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Mr. Welch is correct in his analysis of the judgment. DCC is the Division of Community Corrections. (Basically, probation.)
This means that he is on supervised community probation. Generally, it means that he has to see a probation officer at least monthly, maybe take drug tests, and comply with other conditions. If he violates the conditions of his probation, he can be sentenced to a jail term.
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