Administrative or “Non-Reporting” Probation is the most leinient type of probation available to the court with respect to sentencing options. Offenders on non-reporting probation are not required to report in any way to a probation officer and may only be charged with a violation if they are rearrested for a new law violation.
Standard Conditions of Probation Do Not Apply
Administrative probationers are not tested for drugs or alcohol, they have no travel restrictions nor do they have to answer to an officer. In fact, individuals on this form of “No-Contact” probation are not even assigned a corrections supervisor. Commonly mistaken for “Mail In Probation” this form of monitoring requires no actual correspondence and is policed entirely by rare and limited monotoring of the offender’s NCIC or arrest record.
Eligibility for Non-Reporting Probation
Defendants who are considered to be a low risk for committing future crimes are good candidates for this form of supervision. Convicted individuals who reside out of State may also be good candidates where transferring probation through the Interstate Compact interferes with drug and alcohol treatment or life sustaining health care.
Automatic Early Termination
In some cases, offenders placed on Administrative Probation may request that the Court automatically terminate probation once 50% of the term is completed provided that there has been no new law violation. This obviates the need to file a motion and appear in court at the scheduled half way point.