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Understand the severity of a probation or parole violation

On Behalf of | Jun 2, 2017 | Parole & Probation

We recently discussed the expectations of someone who is on probation or parole. These expectations aren’t suggestions that are optional. Instead, they are necessary requirements that you must comply with if you are going to successfully complete the program. We know that things sometimes happen and you might accidentally end up breaking the rules that govern the probation program.

When you break probation or parole rules, you might be slapped with a probation or parole violation. This means that you are going back to jail and that you will have to stand before a judge to answer for your actions. This is a difficult position to be in, but we are here to help you learn what tactics you might use as you face these charges.

One thing that is imperative is that you continue to work with your probation or parole officer while the violation is moving through the court system. This is important because the court might consider whether you are making a fresh effort to do the right thing.

Another thing that you should realize is that if your violation is because you got into more legal trouble, you might end up with your suspended sentence being put into an active status and that you could face more time in prison or jail for the new charges. All of this might seem like a mountain that you can’t overcome, but this isn’t the case.

Even when you are facing a probation or parole violation, you have the right to present a defense. It is your job to determine what defense strategy you will employ in these cases.