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Jail or probation?

If you were arrested for drunk driving and given a choice between probation and jail time, which would you choose? As Grits notes from a story over the weekend, the rational option in Harris County is probably jail. No, on the surface it doesn’t make any sense. Yes, it’s a clear indication that the probation system is screwed up here. And yes, other counties do probation better than Harris does. Check it out.

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  1. […] seem to be the point and which constitutes a deal-breaker for me. Remember, a lot of defendants prefer to choose jail time over probation now because the probation requirements are so onerous. Problems Three and higher are enumerated by […]