What is the difference between a county and a state sentence?

Generally a sentence of confinement requires a minimum and a maximum time. In PA, a state sentence is one with a maximum of 2 years or more. The PA Board of Probation and Parole is the paroling and supervising authority in state sentences. A county sentence is one in which the maximum sentence is 2 years minus 1 day or less. The sentencing judge grants parole in a county sentence and the county parole office supervises these offenders.

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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. What is ARD?
4. After I complete the ARD program, how do I get my charges expunged?
5. What are the general conditions of Probation/Parole supervision in York County?
6. What are the arrest powers of probation officers in Pennsylvania?
7. How do I find out who the assigned probation officer is for an individual?
8. May someone on probation/parole or intermediate punishment leave the state?
9. How can I find out how much I owe for costs, fines, and restitution?
10. Where are fines, court costs, and restitution paid?
11. What happens if I do not pay my total in full before I come off probation?
12. I have an after hour emergency, what do I do?