COMMUNITY SUPERVISION AND CORRECTIONS DEPARTMENT
(ADULT PROBATION)

 
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Facts About Adult Probation

Community Supervision and Probation:
    There is no difference between Community Supervision and Probation.  Both refer to the same process.

Supervision Officers:
    Your supervision officer can be very helpful to you.  He/she can answer any questions you have about your probation; schedule classes, programs and set up appointments you need to fulfill your probation obligations; provide community-based referrals such as drug/alcohol counseling, employment counseling and literacy/GED preparation that will help you prepare for a positive life during probation.  Your officer will supervise you as directed by the Court and will inform the Court as to how you are abiding by the rules.  His/her job is to protect the community by seeing you at home or work as well as in the probation office.

Fees:
    You may be Court ordered to pay one or more of the following fees:
        Fines
        Court costs
        Court appointed attorney fees
        Community Supervision fees       
        Restitution (repaying victims for what was lost or damaged)
        Crime Stoppers fees
        Urinalysis fees

    You may also have to pay certain class fees:
        DWI classes
        Drug classes   
        Repeat DWI offender classes
        Victim Impact Panel fees

    All payments are Court-ordered and must be paid on time by a schedule set up by the court.  Your supervising officer can answer any questions about your payments. 

No personal checks will be accepted for the payment of the monthly supervisory fee, restitution, or any moneys paid to the Community Supervision and Corrections Department.  You may pay by Money Order or Cashierís Check made payable to the Community Supervision and Corrections Department.  Do not send cash in the mail.  The mailing address is:

Brazoria County Community Supervision and Corrections Department
P. O. Box 1300
Angleton, Texas   77516-1300

No receipts will be mailed unless you include a self addressed stamped envelope.

You may also pay by Western Union by visiting any Western Union Agent and filling out the Blue Quick Collect Send Form.  Make sure to include the following information:
      Pay to:  BRAZORIA COUNTY CSCD
      Code City / State:  ADPROBBRAZORIA / TX
      Account Number:  Cause #, Last Name and date of birth (DOB)
      Attention Field:  First and Last name of defendant

Your case will be credited by 5 pm the next business day.

or by Certified Payment by visiting Clerk at 1524 East Mulberry, Suite 200, Angleton, TX and fill out the Credit Card Authorization Form.  Your Credit Card Payment will be processed by the Clerk or you may also use your CREDIT CARD and process a payment to Brazoria County CSCD

BY PHONE                                  ONLINE
1-866-549-1010                www.certifiedpayments.net
 

You must have available the following  information
Bureau Code:  6978939
Which is
Brazoria County, TX CSCD CNT 

Reference Number Field must include:
Defendantís Name, Defendantís Date of Birth and
Case Id # and/or Cause #
PAYMENTS TOWARD RESTITUTION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
Defendantís case should be credited within 5 business days.

Conditions of Probation:
    While on probation, you are expected to follow your conditions, and not break the law or use alcohol and/or drugs.  You may also be ordered to complete classes and programs.  You must be on time for each office visit. Ask your supervising officer each month what paperwork you need to bring when you report for you next visit.  Reporting to your officer is very important.  You will be requested to submit breath and urine specimens when required by your officer or   the Court.

    You can only leave the county if approved by your supervising officer.  Talk to your officer well in advance about any travel plans.  If approved, your officer will give you a travel permit that must remain with your person at all times during your trip.

    If you plan to move outside Brazoria County, you must get permission from your supervising officer.  If permission is given, your officer will make arrangements to have you report to a probation office in the county/state where you will reside.  You must always notify your officer of where you are living.

    If you change or lose you job, notify your officer immediately.

    Do not bring children with you to your office visit.  Some office visits can take up to two hours to complete.  Sex offenders will be reporting to the same facility that you are.

    If you do not follow the conditions of your probation, your officer will take action.  This action could include requesting a warrant for your arrest, the Judge could require you to return to court to add more conditions to your probation, or your probation could be revoked and you could be sent to jail.

    If your offense was a Misdemeanor or deferred adjudication Felony, you may still vote if you are a registered voter.

    If your offense was a non-theft Misdemeanor you may still serve on a jury if called.

Community Supervision (Probation) and Parole:

The Community Supervision and Corrections system (commonly referred to as probation) is a process designed to keep offenders out of the formal prison system.  Offenders are supervised in the community where they continue to work, pay taxes and support their family.  The Board of Pardons and Parole operates a system to supervise offenders after having served a partial sentence in the formal prison setting.  Both Community Supervision and Corrections and the Board of Pardons and Parole are divisions of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.  An offender may serve probation and parole at the same time.