In Texas, regardless of whether the defendant is placed on probation or
deferred adjudication, the proper term is called community supervision.
Essentially, community supervision means that a person, instead of going
to jail, a person is allowed to live and work in the community while being
monitored by the court. The court will generally delegate the day-to-day
monitoring to the county probation office.
Deferred adjudication is generally an option for first time offenders.
That is, a person who has a conviction on his or her record will not be
offered deferred adjudication. Also, it is not generally offered to those
serious and more notorious crimes. Thus, Charles Manson was not offered
Here are two key things to remember about deferred adjudication. First,
a jury cannot award deferred adjudication. Thus, if a person elects to
go to trial he or she cannot get deferred adjudication. Secondly, if a
person pleads guilty and is placed on deferred adjudication, then that
person can be subject to the entire range of punishment if he or she is
revoked from deferred adjudication.
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