When you perform an offender search through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, you may see the term “active community supervision.”
Active community supervision, in Wisconsin, means that the offender has been released from jail or prison. However, the offender is still under supervision – it’s just taking place while he or she lives in the community instead of in jail or prison.
Active Community Supervision in Wisconsin
While a person is on active community supervision in Wisconsin, he or she will have to follow certain rules and conditions. For example, the court may require that person to:
- Attend drug or alcohol counseling
- Take part in a job program or take steps to complete a high school education
- Perform community service work
- Pay restitution to the victim
- Pay supervision fees, which are required by law
Related: Wisconsin probation rules
Meeting a Probation Officer
A person who’s on community supervision will have to meet with a probation officer. The probation officer will let you know how often you have to meet. It’s incredibly important that you keep all your appointments with your probation officer. If you miss an appointment, you will have violated the conditions of your probation – and you can lose the privilege of being on active community supervision. The judge in your case can take you off probation and put you in jail to complete the sentence you would’ve gotten if you weren’t on probation.
Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About Community Supervision?
If the state finds you guilty of a crime, you could be sentenced to probation, or community supervision. While there’s no way to predict how a judge will rule, your attorney may be able to ask that the judge in your case sentences you to community supervision rather than jail. If you have questions about an upcoming legal case, we may be able to help you. Call us at 414-383-6700 for a free consultation today.