If I am placed on probation/parole in Bucks County but want to reside in another county or state, will my case be transferred?

As part of a probation/parole plan, a defendant may desire to establish residence or return to his/her residence in another county within the Commonwealth or another State. If you meet the criteria, courtesy supervision can be requested from the county in which you live.

For those defendants desiring to live in another State, courtesy supervision shall be requested through a formal arrangement between States called the Interstate Compact Agreement. All defendants whose cases are transferred to another county or State for supervision should be informed that, although actual supervision of their case is transferred to another agency, jurisdiction of their case remains with Bucks County. All payments for court financial obligations, including restitution, are to be made to the Bucks County Clerk of Courts - Criminal Division. Be aware that any violations of probation or parole must ultimately be resolved by the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

It should be noted that conditions for transferring cases to other jurisdictions change regularly, that some jurisdictions will not allow certain defendants into their State, and that reporting requirements frequently change. In some States, certain defendants are not allowed to visit or live in their jurisdiction without permission, and being there without permission will result in a new offense.

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1. What is the difference between probation and parole?
2. What is the difference between a County and a State sentence?
3. How often will I be seen while I am on probation/parole?
4. If my parole officer is late for a scheduled appointment how long do I have to wait?
5. If I am on probation or parole, can I live with someone else who is on probation/parole?
6. Where do I get a drug/alcohol or mental health evaluation?
7. Why do I have to be drug tested?
8. How do I get a travel permit?
9. Why am I being charged supervision fees?
10. How can I find out someone's probation officer?
11. How do I report my change of address?
12. What do I do if I have a warrant?
13. If I am placed on probation/parole in Bucks County but want to reside in another county or state, will my case be transferred?
14. If my case is transferred from Bucks County to another county or state, where will I pay my court costs/fines and fees?
15. If my case is transferred to another county or state, will I have to pay supervision fees to both Bucks County and the jurisdiction that my case is transferred to?
16. If I am placed on probation/parole in another state, but live in Bucks County, will my supervision be transferred to Bucks County?
17. How do I make GPS payments?
18. What do I do if I have problems with the Monitor Connect telephone reporting system?
19. How do I fulfill my community service requirement if I have an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) case?