After getting being released on parole, many former offenders will start to think that maybe their long nightmare of incarceration is over, and that they can finally begin to put their lives together. Unfortunately, for many parole is actually the beginning of a whole new kind of insanity. The sheer strictness of the rules that you have to follow and the strong penalty for failing to comply can be difficult to handle, especially when the rules interfere with your ability to get your life back on track after an incarceration.
Some of the most common things that can get you in trouble for violating probation are:
- Using drugs or alcohol, or failing to submit to a drug test
- Leaving the state without prior permission
- Failure to pay court fines
- Failure to submit proper documentation or report to your parole officer
- Failure to attend counseling
- Failure to gain employment or attend school
Of course, these are only a fraction of the violations that can land you in big trouble with your parole officer.
If you’ve been found to be a parole violator, you could end up at the mercy of a judge, who will likely impose a harsh penalty, possibly including further jail time. Dealing with a judge at this point in the process is generally a difficult thing to do, as judges will want to appear tough on anyone found to be in violation of the terms of their parole, and will have little sympathy for the circumstances of the violation.
If you find yourself facing serious consequences for a parole violation, you need the help of an expert attorney who is willing and able to fight for your rights. At the law offices of Hilf & Hilf, PLC, we have the experience and the knowledge to help you during this difficult time. Contact us today for a free consultation!