What type of offenses can lead to a sentencing of probation?

Probation is available as an alternative to incarceration for certain misdemeanors and less serious felony convictions in New York, such as class C, D and E nonviolent felonies and class E violent felonies.

In family court, individuals can be placed on probation for domestic violence offenses. In criminal court, offenders may be sentenced to probation for certain charges such as driving while intoxicated (DWI), theft, assault, sex offenses, possession of firearms and burglary, among others.

There are many factors that are considered during sentencing. An experienced attorney can help individuals charged with a crime determine how long of a potential sentence they face and whether probation is available.

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