Probation or parole violations, when not properly handled, can make your life a nightmare. When a probation or parole office issues a violation, whether it is substantive or technical, you face the possibility of jail for months, if not years.
When the court has determined that you have violated the terms of your probation or parole, whether for drug use, curfew violations or a criminal conviction, the judge can decide that you will spend the remainder of the sentence incarcerated. In some cases, the judge may sentence you for longer than your original sentence.
Using an attorney who has met you for five minutes and knows nothing about your specific circumstances is not an option when years of your life are on the line. Any such case requires immediate action from a defense attorney who knows the system, whether in New York City or on Long Island.
At Brill Legal Group, P.C., our lawyers have defended clients charged with probation and parole violations for more than 15 years. We will fight to help you minimize the penalties you face.
Charged With Violating Probation in New York?
When you have been ordered to drug or alcohol counseling, or anger management, as part of the terms of your probation and fail to complete the mandated education program, this can result in a probation violation charge. If you fail to pay your fines or restitution on time, you may also face this charge.
New York judges do not look kindly on those who do not comply with the terms of their probation or parole terms, and certain judges are extremely harsh on those who are found in violation. With fast action on the part of an attorney from the Brill Legal Group, P.C., it is possible that you could avoid jail time for the violation.
If you have already been arrested, you will be facing a probation or parole violation hearing. You need to ensure that you are represented by an attorney at the hearing who can help you to resolve the issue or fight to reduce the damage to your life and future.
Were You Charged With Another Crime?
In some cases, the probation violation is related to being arrested for another offense while on probation, no matter how insignificant the charge is. It may be necessary to defend the new charge aggressively and seek out possibilities to get the new charges dismissed, depending upon the circumstances surrounding the case.
Avoid any attorney who advises you that you have no choice but to plead guilty at the first court appearance, or even the arraignment, this can only lead to trouble later on. As each case is unique, it requires a full review and evaluation of the entire situation in order to advise you how to proceed in fighting for your freedom. Our firm fully understands the danger you are facing in a probation or parole violation and will work fast to try to resolve the issue in your favor.
We do what it takes to develop the strongest, most effective defense strategy to protect our clients' rights and freedom. For experienced parole or probation revocation defense representation, contact our criminal defense attorneys. We provide probation and parole violation defense in Nassau County, Suffolk County and throughout New York City.