Parole and probation are made available to prisoners who behave well in prison or have minor offenses before being charged with a crime.
Probation is usually assigned before prison or is an alternative to prison. Meanwhile, parole is considered an early release from prison. Both parole and probation impose very narrow restrictions on the parolee.
In most cases, a parolee can only work and live at certain places and with certain people. Failure to abide by parole and probation rules often cause parolees to be placed into prison with severe jail time.
Probation / Parole Violation Attorneys
When a person fails to meet the guidelines of his/her parole and/or probation restraints, he/she may experience a whirlpool of struggles. Not only will he/she be subjected to additional jail time without the possibility of parole, but he/she may cause his/her family to experience economic difficulties.
Probation and parole violations are not viewed positively in courts of law. In fact, they are often judged harshly. Depending on a court’s decision, these violations can make it impossible for a parolee to return to a sense of normalcy within the real world.
Experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Silverman, Mack & Associates can turn a negative situation into a positive outcome. No matter what the circumstances of your parole and/or probation violation are, you can count on our experienced criminal defense attorneys to protect your interests and fight for your rights during criminal court proceedings.
Preliminary Hearings for Alleged Violators
If you have been accused of violating your probation and/or parole restrictions, you may have an opportunity to explain yourself during a preliminary hearing. At this hearing, you will be allowed to bring evidence and documentation to support your reasons for violating your parole and/or probation policies. This is your opportunity to reveal any and all relevant information and data that may potentially help your unique case.
In some cases, if you are able to provide a compelling reason for having to compromise your parole and/or probation restrictions, you may be released with a warning. However, most cases, or at least for those without the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney, the ramifications can be unnecessarily harsh and cruel.
Final Hearings for Alleged Violators
Final hearings are not necessary for all alleged violators. In many cases, results are revealed immediately or a few weeks after the preliminary hearing depending on the state. For others, however, the final hearing is what determines his or her fate.
At the final hearing, you will have similar opportunities to reveal information to demonstrate that you had a compelling reason to violate your parole and/or probation restrictions.
You may be sentenced to prison, placed on more strict parole/probation restrictions, or be given a warning.
Gainesville Parole / Probation Defense Attorneys
No matter what the events were that may have led to you violating your parole and/or probation restrictions, you can rely on criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Silverman, Mack & Associates. Serving Gainesville and the surrounding communities, our experienced attorneys are trustworthy and well-versed in Florida criminal law. We know the traps that courts use and how to argue the law in your favor.
Contact us today for a consultation.