Community Control Sanctions Law and Legal Definition

Community control sanctions includes a wide variety of residential, non-residential, and financial sanctions that judges use in criminal sentencing, including traditional probation supervision and numerous other restrictions administered by the local court. Community control is used for felons when a prison term is not imposed and for misdemeanants when a jail term is not warranted. Residential community control sanctions include community-based correctional facilities, halfway houses, and others. Non-residential options include community supervision, drug and alcohol treatment, house arrest, electronic monitoring, community service, and the like. Financial sanctions include fines, restitution, and various reimbursements. Persons facing mandatory prison terms for murder, high level sex and drug offenses, felonies committed with firearms, certain repeat offenders, etc. or mandatory jail terms are not eligible for community control, other than financial sanctions. Community control sanctions are often called probation.