Some people who are convicted of a crime in New Jersey may serve probation instead of time in jail. However, there are conditions that must be met while on probation. The first condition is that the person who is on probation must not commit a local, state or federal crime during the length of the probation. Furthermore, someone who is under supervision may not be in the possession of a controlled substance.
Individuals who have been convicted of certain offenses in New Jersey may find themselves receiving a mandatory sentence of parole supervision for life. An individual will be placed under parole supervision once he or she is released from prison. If the defendant commits any probation violations, the Division of Parole may proceed with the process of revoking his or her parole.