When your freedom is at stake, rely on the experienced parole & probation violation defense attorneys at Chambers Law Firm.
Probation and parole provide extremely valuable opportunities to serve all or part of a criminal sentence outside of prison. If you have been accused of a probation or parole violation, your freedom is in danger. If convicted, you could have your probation or parole revoked and end up behind bars. The best way to prevent this is to hire an experienced defense attorney such as Chambers Law Firm ASAP. We can make sure your rights are protected during your hearings and present the strongest possible argument for you to retain your privileges.
Types of Parole and Probation Violations
The exact terms of parole or probation are individualized based on the conviction and the parolee or probationer’s criminal history. A violation of any of these terms can provide grounds for revocation. Some of the most common parole and probation violations include:
- Committing a new crime
- Refusing or failing a drug test
- Failing to report to a parole or probation officer
- Failing to appear for a court date
- Failing to pay fines or restitution
- Failing to attend mandatory classes like AA or anger management
How Your Defense Attorney Can Help
Parole violation and probation violation hearings are actually more difficult to win than criminal trials, because the burden of proof is lower. Whereas in criminal court the prosecution must prove you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, in a hearing they only need to show that a preponderance of evidence suggests your guilt.
Nonetheless, we will work very hard to give you the best possible chance of being found innocent of your parole or probation violation. We will carefully review the prosecution’s evidence and also search for additional evidence that could be used to support your defense. If we can show that you were falsely accused, that you were a victim of mistaken identity, or that your due process rights were violated during the hearing process, we should be able to get your parole or probation reinstated.
If it is not possible to discredit the evidence against you, we can still help by presenting arguments to help convince the judge to modify your parole or probation rather than revoke it. This will allow you to remain out of jail, although with more restrictions on your activities.
Call Now for a Free Consultation
If you are being accused of a parole or probation violation, Chambers Law Firm is here to help. Simply call us at 714-760-4088 to get started with a free initial consultation.