Parole & Probation

One of the consequences of being convicted of a crime is being put on either parole or probation. Parole, also referred to as supervised release or being on paper, occurs after you have serve 2/3 of the court ordered time in prison. A probation officer supervises the remaining 1/3 of your sentence.

Probation on the other hand is served in lieu of jail or prison time. When sentenced to probation the court sets conditions that you must meet in order to avoid serving time in jail. However, the court will “hang time over your head” as a means to motivate you not to violate your probation.

What happens if I violate?

If you violate your parole or probation you will be notified by your probation agent or in some cases arrested and made to appear in court. The court may revoke your parole/probation and require you to serve the remaining time of your sentence or issue additional fines or conditions.

The outcome of a probation/parole violation hearing will often hinge on the knowledge and experience of your attorney. Contact the experienced attorneys of Ascheman Law today if you have been charged with or think you may be charged with violating your probation.