Courting Additional Penalties
Did You Violate Parole Or Probation?
Parole and probation allow you to stay out of jail as long as you abide by certain conditions. These conditions can vary depending on your charges, and can include:
- Staying away from certain people or remaining in the state
- Attending certain hearings or meetings with a parole or probation officer
- Paying fines
- Not using drugs
- Not committing additional offenses
If you are charged with parole or probation offenses, you can face additional penalties that can complicate your situation even further. Prosecutors have to prove, however, that it is more than 50 percent likely that you violated the terms of your probation or parole. Our Pennsylvania legal team at Marinaro Law can provide a strong defense that can protect you from additional criminal consequences.
What Happens If You’re Found Guilty?
The penalties if you’ve been found to have violated your probation or parole depend on a number of things including:
- The nature and severity of the original offense
- Whether you’re a repeat or first-time offender
The penalties for a violation could include anything from fines to additional probation time to time behind bars. It’s worth taking these charges seriously and enlisting the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.