As we noted yesterday, there are two types of community supervision in Texas. The first is deferred adjudication community supervision and the second is community supervision probation. The latter, community supervision probation, was formerly known as adult probation, but it was renamed as community supervision several years ago.
Community supervision is defined by the Code of Criminal Procedure as "the placement of a defendant by a court under a continuum of programs and sanctions, with conditions imposed by the court for a specified period during which: (A) criminal proceedings are deferred without an adjudication of guilt; or (B) a sentence of imprisonment or confinement, imprisonment and fine, or confinement and fine, is probated and the imposition of sentence is suspended in whole or in part."
Community supervision is supposed to be an alternative to serving a prison and is supposed to promote a positive changed in the defendant. The judge will generally make the defendant perform many different conditions of probation such as alcohol treatment, other forms of counseling, and community supervision.
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