Being placed on probation can be a confusing experience. The information provided on this page can help remove some of the mystery of the process. For any questions not answered here, please contact the probation officer assigned to the case, an attorney, or contact the Court at 509-884-0680.
What It Means to Be on Probation
If you are convicted of a crime in the East Wenatchee Municipal Court, you are placed on some level of supervision to ensure your compliance with the conditions of your sentence. This may mean a clerk checks your criminal history every three months, or it may mean you will have to meet with the Probation officer on a regular basis. "Probation" simply means that someone from the court is monitoring your compliance.
Levels of Supervision
Supervision levels are typically based on the nature of the offense, treatment requirements, defendant's criminal history, and other relevant factors.
- Initial face-to-face appointment with probation officer
- Monthly contact with probation to monitor compliance; type of contact (in person or otherwise) is determined by probation
- Monthly administrative compliance checks by probation
- All defendants on a Deferred Prosecution, those convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) that require alcohol treatment, and those convicted of Domestic Violence will be placed on supervised probation
- Periodic compliance checks by probation officer to determine if all sentence conditions are being met
Probation Rules Violations
While on probation, you are expected to make your appointments and abide by the orders of the Court - the conditions of your sentence. If you are not required to meet with probation, you are expected to abide by the conditions of your sentence. If you fail to appear for an appointment with the probation officer or violate a rule or condition of sentence, a warrant may be issued for your arrest or you may receive summons to appear in court to answer to the allegation.
Important: You must keep your address up to date with the court and your probation officer at all times!