What Happens If I Violate My Parole Or Probation?
Parole and probation are both alternatives to spending time in jail. A judge will hand down probation instead of sending someone to jail, while someone already in jail may be granted parole in exchange for an early release. Both come with several obligations you must meet for the term of your sentence. A violation could mean going back to jail, or deportation from the United States if you are an immigrant. At Zucker, Steinberg & Wixted, our criminal defense attorneys have represented clients in municipal, state and federal courts across New Jersey. We understand that your freedom could be at stake even after a trial or plea deal.
Is your probation or parole officer threatening to send you back to jail? Call us today at 856-288-1767 to discuss your rights and options with one of our lawyers.
What Can Cause A Probation Or Parole Violation?
In some cases of a parole or probation violation, you will have a violation hearing, where your original sentence could be restored. That could mean going back to jail. If you are arrested while free on probation or parole, you could face a violation hearing to restore your additional sentence and additional criminal charges, which could mean more time in jail. Some common examples of probation and parole violations can include:
- Missing an appointment with your parole or probation officer
- Failing a drug test or missing a court-ordered drug test
- Getting arrested again while you are still under court supervision
Our attorneys have spent the last 30 years handling some of South Jersey’s most complex criminal cases. We handle these probation and parole violations the same way we handle all other criminal cases: with personal attention to our clients’ needs and extensive investigations to build strong defenses. We know what is at stake for you and will explore every option to preserve your freedom.
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We understand parole and probation and what your responsibilities are. If you are facing a violation that is putting your freedom in jeopardy, call us today at 856-288-1767 to talk to one of South Jersey’s most experienced criminal defense lawyers about your case. Hablamos español.