If a judge sentenced the defendant to a term of probation, it begins right then at the time of imposition of sentencing. A written Judgment of Probation will be entered by the clerk after sentencing. The defendant will meet with his PO and go over all the terms and conditions in writing and will sign them.
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It will be ordered that probation not exceed a term of years so you should know the length of probation already. In addition to the conditions imposed by the Judge, the PO can also impose other conditions.
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