Shock probation – is it a bad thing?
– SS, Texas
The person getting shocked gets a prison sentence. Four or five months after the person has been sentenced, the person is brought back to court. In twenty years of being an Austin criminal defense attorney, I have NEVER had a client not come back from shock. Once the person is brought back from prison they go to court and are placed on regular probation with standard conditions of probation. The idea is that the person will hate prison so much that they will do whatever is necessary to complete probation and not return to prison. Shock probation is not a pleasant experience but it is much better than the alternative which is always a much longer prison sentence with no definite date of release.
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