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244.196 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Definitions.

As used in sections 244.196 to 244.199, the following terms have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2.Probation.

"Probation" has the meaning given in section 609.02, subdivision 15.

Subd. 3.Probation violation sanction.

"Probation violation sanction" includes, but is not limited to, electronic monitoring, intensive probation, sentencing to service, reporting to a day reporting center, chemical dependency or mental health treatment or counseling, community work service, remote electronic alcohol monitoring, random drug testing, and participation in an educational or restorative justice program. A probation violation sanction does not include any type of custodial sanction, including, but not limited to, detention and incarceration.

Subd. 4.Sanctions conference.

"Sanctions conference" means a voluntary conference at which the county probation officer, offender, and, if appropriate, other interested parties meet to discuss the probation violation sanction for the offender's technical violation of probation.

Subd. 5.Sanctions conference form.

"Sanctions conference form" means a form developed by the chief executive officer of a local corrections agency with the approval of the district court that explains the sanctions conference and the offender's option to elect to participate in the sanctions conference or to proceed to a judicial hearing.

Subd. 6.Technical violation.

"Technical violation" means any violation of a court order of probation, except an allegation of a subsequent criminal act that is alleged in a formal complaint, citation, or petition.