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29-2262. Probation; conditions.(1) When a court sentences an offender to probation, it shallattach such reasonable conditions as it deems necessary or likely to insurethat the offender will lead a law-abiding life. No offender shall be sentencedto probation if he or she is deemed to be a habitual criminal pursuant tosection 29-2221.(2) The court may, as a condition of a sentence of probation,require the offender:(a) To refrain from unlawful conduct;(b) To be confined periodically in the county jail or to returnto custody after specified hours but not to exceed (i) for misdemeanors, thelesser of ninety days or the maximum jail term provided by law for the offenseand (ii) for felonies, one hundred eighty days;(c) To meet his or her family responsibilities;(d) To devote himself or herself to a specific employmentor occupation;(e) To undergo medical or psychiatric treatment and to enterand remain in a specified institution for such purpose;(f) To pursue a prescribed secular course of study or vocationaltraining;(g) To attend or reside in a facility established for theinstruction, recreation, or residence of persons on probation;(h) To refrain from frequenting unlawful or disreputable placesor consorting with disreputable persons;(i) To possess no firearm or other dangerous weapon if convictedof a felony, or if convicted of any other offense, to possess no firearm orother dangerous weapon unless granted written permission by the court;(j) To remain within the jurisdiction of the court and tonotify the court or the probation officer of any change in his or her addressor his or her employment and to agree to waive extradition if found in anotherjurisdiction;(k) To report as directed to the court or a probation officerand to permit the officer to visit his or her home;(l) To pay a fine in one or more payments as ordered;(m) To pay for tests to determine the presence of drugs oralcohol, psychological evaluations, offender assessment screens, and rehabilitativeservices required in the identification, evaluation, and treatment of offendersif such offender has the financial ability to pay for such services;(n) To perform community service as outlined in sections 29-2277to 29-2279 under the direction of his or her probation officer;(o) To be monitored by an electronic surveillance device orsystem and to pay the cost of such device or system if the offender has thefinancial ability;(p) To participate in a community correctional facility orprogram as provided in the Community Corrections Act;(q) To successfully complete an incarceration work camp programas determined by the Department of Correctional Services;(r) To satisfy any other conditions reasonably related tothe rehabilitation of the offender;(s) To make restitution as described in sections 29-2280 and 29-2281; or(t) To pay for all costs imposed by the court, including courtcosts and the fees imposed pursuant to section 29-2262.06.(3) In all cases in which the offender is guilty of violatingsection 28-416, a condition of probation shall be mandatory treatment andcounseling as provided by such section.(4) In all cases in which the offender is guilty of a crimecovered by the DNA Identification Information Act, a condition of probationshall be the collecting of a DNA sample pursuant to the act and the paying of all costs associated with the collectionof the DNA sample prior to release from probation. SourceLaws 1971, LB 680, § 17; Laws 1975, LB 289, § 1; Laws 1978, LB 623, § 29; Laws 1979, LB 292, § 1; Laws 1986, LB 504, § 2; Laws 1986, LB 528, § 4; Laws 1986, LB 956, § 14; Laws 1989, LB 592, § 3; Laws 1989, LB 669, § 1; Laws 1990, LB 220, § 8; Laws 1991, LB 742, § 2; Laws 1993, LB 627, § 2; Laws 1995, LB 371, § 15; Laws 1997, LB 882, § 1; Laws 1998, LB 218, § 16; Laws 2003, LB 46, § 9; Laws 2006, LB 385, § 1; Laws 2010, LB190, § 1.Effective Date: July 15, 2010 Cross ReferencesCommunity Corrections Act, see section 47-619.DNA Identification and Information Act, see section 29-4101. Annotations1. Conditions of probation, generally2. Restitution and expenses3. Jail confinement1. Conditions of probation, generallyDenying a probationer the ability to earn good time credit as provided for by section 47-502 is not a condition of parole authorized by statute. State v. Lobato, 259 Neb. 579, 611 N.W.2d 101 (2000).A probationer sentenced to an intermittent sentence is not entitled to a reduction of this sentence pursuant to section 47-502. State v. Salyers, 239 Neb. 1002, 480 N.W.2d 173 (1992).Condition of probation prohibiting defendant from circulating or promoting the circulation of any initiative or referendum petition during the period of probation is authorized by subsection (1) and subdivision (2)(p) of this section. State v. Katzman, 228 Neb. 851, 424 N.W.2d 852 (1988).A judgment imposing reasonable terms of probation is a sentence. State v. Sock, 227 Neb. 646, 419 N.W.2d 525 (1988).Consent to search real and personal property at any time, by any law enforcement or probation officer, without issuance of a search warrant, and the waiving of extradition in the event probation is violated were held to be reasonable conditions under this section. State v. Lingle, 209 Neb. 492, 308 N.W.2d 531 (1981).A condition in a probation order requiring a person convicted of a drug offense to permit searches of his person or property is valid, enforceable, and constitutional if it is applied in a reasonable manner and contributes to the probationer's rehabilitation. State v. Morgan, 206 Neb. 818, 295 N.W.2d 285 (1980).A requirement that one convicted of driving while intoxicated attend and complete and pay for an alcohol abuse course is a valid condition of probation. State v. Muggins, 192 Neb. 415, 222 N.W.2d 289 (1974).2. Restitution and expensesCondition of probation requiring defendant to reimburse county for the expenses incurred in providing a court-appointed attorney is within court's authority to require offenders "(t)o satisfy any other conditions reasonably related to the rehabilitation of the offender" but such authority is limited by section 29-3908. State v. Wood, 245 Neb. 63, 511 N.W.2d 90 (1994).An order to make restitution as a condition of probation is limited to the direct loss resulting from that offense of which a defendant has been convicted. State v. Escamilla, 237 Neb. 647, 467 N.W.2d 59 (1991).As a condition of probation upon a conviction of a criminal offense, the court may require restitution to the victim for pain and suffering, in addition to medical expenses and lost wages. State v. Behrens, 204 Neb. 785, 285 N.W.2d 513 (1979).Restitution and reparation are not limited to the market value of the stolen property nor is the state required to establish the exact amount of the loss or damage caused by the crime. State v. McClanahan, 194 Neb. 261, 231 N.W.2d 351 (1975).3. Jail confinementAs a general statement, jail confinement as a form of probation is not contrary to law. State v. Spiegel, 239 Neb. 233, 474 N.W.2d 873 (1991).Under this provision, jail time is to be imposed by judges. The trial court may not delegate the authority to impose a jail sentence, or to eliminate a jail sentence, to a nonjudge. State v. Lee, 237 Neb. 724, 467 N.W.2d 661 (1991).This section authorizes confinement in the county jail for a period not to exceed ninety days as a condition of probation in cases of conviction for a misdemeanor as well as a felony. State v. Behrens, 204 Neb. 785, 285 N.W.2d 513 (1979).This subsection does not authorize a sentence to jail as condition of probation. State v. Nuss, 190 Neb. 755, 212 N.W.2d 565 (1973).