A court ordered supervised state for a defendant who has been found guilty but is not sentenced to a correctional facility. The probation is overseen by officers of the court and is to assure the offender conducts themselves in a manner prescribed by the court.

PROBATION: "Since it was his first offense, James only received three months of supervised probation."
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