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Don’t violate your Maryland parole

On Behalf of | Apr 11, 2022 | Parole & Probation

While you were doing time in prison, all you could think about was getting out and getting back to your family and loved ones. You counted down the days until your sentence was fulfilled.

When you were granted parole, you were ecstatic walking out the doors and into the loving arms of your family. You swore never to get be back behind bars ever again.

A parole violation could send you back to prison

Paroled prisoners often find the restrictions hard to manage. They try to do their best and toe the legal line, but there are many ways they can slip up and violate their parole. Below are just a few ways you could end up back where you started after your conviction:

  • Breaking a law while on parole
  • Testing positive for drugs or alcohol
  • Failing to do your mandated community service
  • Being found in possession of a gun
  • Moving to an unapproved residence
  • Leaving the state of Maryland without permission from your parole officer and/or the court
  • Violating a restraining order
  • Failing to honor or complete any specific terms of your parole
  • What happens after a parole violation occurs?

If you violate parole and your parole officer catches you, you will need to attend a parole revocation hearing. Depending on the circumstances of the violation, the conditions of your parole and your original conviction, it is quite likely that the judge will revoke your parole and send you back to prison.

Fight back against a revocation of parole

Always remain respectful and calm during a parole revocation hearing. With the proper legal guidance, you can challenge the revocation of your parole. Offering any extenuating circumstances that led to the violation(s) could sway the judge’s decision in your favor.