What Is Formal Probation? Difference from Summary Probation?

Television and movies seem to always portray probation as requiring face-to-face meetings between the probationer and a probation officer, often in a cubicle tucked away in an old, big government building.  This is often exactly how formal probation does work, but it is not always how it proceeds.  What is informal or summary probation then?  Is it different and if so, how?  Click on the following link to find out.


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