46.2204 Terms of probation.

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(a) Unless terminated under 46.2207 through 46.2215, the terms during which probation shall remain conditional and be subject to revocation are:

(1) a term of years not less than 1 year and not to exceed 5 years for a felony;

(2) a term not less than 6 months and not to exceed 2 years for a misdemeanor;

(3) a term not less than 6 months and not to exceed 1 year for an infraction.

(b) The court designates a specific term of probation at the time of sentencing or at the time of suspension of imposition of sentence.

(c) The defendant’s liability for any fine or other punishment imposed as to which probation is granted is fully discharged by the fulfillment of the terms and conditions of probation.

History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.

Case Notes:

The Court’s power over probationers is strictly limited to the term of the probation, which may not exceed five years. A.S.C.A. § 46.2204. American Samoa Government v. Falefatu, 17 A.S.R.2d 114 (1990).

Research Guide: MCC 559.016, 28 ASC 1, 28 ASC 3.