Violating Parole and Probation
Parole is the early release of an inmate is subject to strict supervision over movements. Probation refers to a criminal sentence whereby the convicted person is allowed to stay in his community instead of serving jail time, but is in turn subject to certain restrictions and supervision. When on parole or probation, the individual must abide by all of the requirements of the parole or probation.
Violating any of the requirements of probation would subject the individual to arrest. The person must then attend a probation revocation hearing where the judge will determine whether the person has actually violated probation. If the judge determines that the person indeed violated probation, the judge may revoke the person’s probation and instead impose the original jail sentence for the crime committed.
Similar to probation, a parolee is required to abide by all the restrictions placed on him as a condition of his or her parole. If the parolee violates parole, the parolee will be subject a parole revocation hearing. During the hearing, the deputy commissioner will determine whether the parolee should return to prison and, if so, for what period of time.
Common Probation and Parole Rules
Some of the conditions of an individual’s probation or parole may include the following:
- Regularly meeting with probation or parole officer.
- Attending counseling related to the criminal offense.
- Restrictions on movements and requirement to wear a monitoring device.
- Avoiding contact with known felons and ex-felons.
- Performing community service.
- Regular drug tests.
Types of Probation and Parole Violations
The following are common types of probation and parole violations:
- Drug possession.
- Illegal possession of a firearm.
- Failure to report to your probation or parole officer.
- Failing or missing a drug test.
- Violation of any of the conditions of your probation or parole.
Receive Help with Experienced Parole and Probation Attorneys
At Koohanim Law Firm, our attorneys can work with you to meet the conditions of your parole or probation. Our attorneys can help prepare for parole and probation hearings. We also defend against charges of parole and probation violations. Considering the possibility of jail or prison time for violating parole or probation, it is imperative you receive the best defense available to you. Koohanim Law Firm has experienced criminal defense attorneys that will vigorously advocate for you and will defend against any charges of parole and probation violations.