Can Your Probation Or Parole Be Revoked?
Parole and probation are granted only under strict guidelines that require 100 percent compliance. When a violation occurs, the person on probation or parole faces the loss of their freedom. At Decker Bradburn, Attorneys at Law, we understand that people make mistakes and that misunderstandings happen, and we advocate for clients who need another chance.
There are a number of reasons why someone’s parole or probation can be revoked, including:
- Failure to meet with a parole or probation officer
- Failure to appear in court
- Failure to comply with a court order
- Being charged with another crime
- Failing a drug or alcohol test
- Relocating without approval
Contact us immediately for help with parole violations at 814-470-8023. We are available 24 hours a day.
Probation And Parole Violation Hearings In Pennsylvania
When a condition of parole or probation is violated, a warrant is typically issued for the person’s arrest. Then, two hearings take place. The first is a preliminary hearing during which the circumstances of the violation are reviewed and it is determined if the parolee or person on probation should remain in custody until the second, final hearing.
If you or a loved one is facing parole or probation revocation, it is imperative that you are represented by an attorney at the preliminary hearing to maximize the chance of getting out of jail while you wait for the second hearing.
At the final hearing, the Pennsylvania Parole Board or a judge will determine whether the person was in violation of the conditions of parole or probation. If you are found in violation, your attorney can help you tell your side of the story and work to achieve the most favorable outcome.
Don’t Risk Your Future. Contact Us.
The penalties for violating probation or parole can include serving the maximum sentence for the original offense. You do not want to risk this. When your future is on the line, turn to us. Call our law firm in State College at 814-470-8023, or contact our lawyers online to protect your rights and freedom.