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Will you go back to jail for a parole violation?

On Behalf of | Dec 26, 2022 | Parole & Probation

You may get released on parole after serving your minimum sentence. However, your release is conditional, and you must fulfill or abide by the requirements set by the parole board. Otherwise, you risk facing legal sanctions for violating the terms of your parole.

The conditions of parole are imposed on a case-by-case basis. Some of the common parole conditions include:

  • Regularly reporting to a parole officer
  • Remaining within a specified area or geographical radius unless you have permission
  • Abstaining from drugs
  • Submitting to law enforcement searches of your residence, vehicle or person
  • Not breaking the law
  • Not possessing firearms or other weapons

Most people are worried about getting their parole revoked for violating the terms of their release, which means returning to jail. While this is a real possibility, it depends on your particular violation, among other relevant factors.

How serious is your parole violation?

Minor violations may not necessarily result in you going back to jail. For instance, staying out a few minutes past your curfew or missing an appointment with your parole officer (with valid reasons) may not necessarily see you return to jail.

However, if you commit a crime or repeatedly violate your parole conditions, you may go back to jail to complete your sentence after the parole board revokes your parole.

Do not take any chances

Violating parole can result in serious legal consequences. Therefore, if you are on parole, it is in your best interests to ensure that you understand the terms of your release and abide by them. Should you be accused of violating one or several conditions of your parole, experienced legal representation will help protect your rights and interests, given that your freedom may be on the line.