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Big Probation Changes at Snohomish County District Court

On May 1, 2018, all four divisions / courthouses of the Snohomish County Distirct Court (SCDC) will restructure their probation model. New evidence based practices will be introduced for all defendants placed on court probation. The Ohio Risk Assessment System (ORAS) will be used as the probation assessment instrument. It will classify Defendant’s probation as Low, Moderate, or High risk which then determines their probation plan.

After May 1st when Defendants are found guilty the court will delay sentencing until after they first meet with their probation officer for an ORAS risk assessment at a pre sentencing interview. The court will then use the probation assessment results at sentencing to determine their level of probation. Each probationer will be assessed a $50.00 monthly probation fee.

For more information, please contact Lynnwood DUI / Criminal defense lawyer Paul Hanson at (425) 778-7339.

Lynnwood, WA Lawyer

Lynnwood Lawyer Paul G. Hanson