Parole is a way that you can get out of prison without having to do your entire sentence. What many people don’t realize is how hard it is to live within compliance of the terms of the program. You will have to report to a parole officer who will make sure that you are following the rules. If you don’t, you will likely face a parole violation.
We understand that you might have some concerns about how you are going to make it. Some of the conditions might seem like they are setting you up for failure. For example, you have to have a job. Finding that job can be a challenge because of your record. You also need to have a place to live. This can also be difficult because you are on parole.
On top of those requirements, you also have to stay out of trouble. Any legal issues could land you in front of the judge trying to explain why you felt the need to break the law during your time on parole. This can be a bad situation.
There are some instances in which having a good parolee-officer relationship can work in your favor. You might find that the officer is more forgiving of small matters if you have always been honest and are giving the program your best try.
You should remember that parole is a temporary deal. Eventually, you will be out of the program and won’t be subjected to all of the restrictions. This doesn’t mean that you will be able to do whatever you want. You still need to follow the law or you might face new criminal charges.