Probation and parole are very strict programs that must be successfully completed if the person doesn’t want to have to spend the rest of their sentence in prison. The close monitoring is necessary so that the person can remain in society. Unfortunately, it is sometimes difficult for a person to comply with all of the conditions and they will face a violation.
Probation and parole violations are very serious charges. One interesting point about these cases is that they aren’t held to the same standard as a normal criminal case. Instead, the sentencing judge is the only person who is responsible for determining if a person is guilty or not guilty of a violation. The evidence standard is much lower because you can be found guilty by a preponderance of the evidence instead of having to be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The fact is that a probation or parole violation can impact your life. Even if you are doing great and have a steady job, you can lose that in an instant if you are sent back to jail or prison. That is the last thing that you need to happen if you are honestly trying to get your life back on track.
We know that you might be very concerned about what is going to happen. We can help you to learn about what options you have in these cases. We can also work on your behalf to try to keep the penalties that you are facing to a minimum so that you can try to keep your life moving in the right direction.