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What are some common conditions of parole in New York?

In return for early release from prison, a paroled inmate is required to obey certain court-ordered rules. The conditions of parole in New York are strict and vary depending on the case. Common conditions include regular meetings with a designated parole officer, travel restrictions and not committing any new offenses.
 
Here are some examples of other requirements that inmates may have to follow while serving parole:
 
• Avoid contact with known criminals or gangs
• Submit to electronic home confinement
• Agree to warrantless searches and random drug testing
• Seek and maintain employment
• Obey a curfew
• Refrain from purchasing weapons or using illegal drugs
 
Inmates who are approved to serve parole must sign documents agreeing to the terms and conditions of parole. Depending on the type of conviction, a parolee may face additional offense-specific requirements.
 
For example, an individual with a drunk driving conviction may be required to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle. Certain sex offenders may have to avoid going to locations such as playgrounds, schools or parks.
 
Violating the conditions of parole in New York can have serious consequences. An experienced criminal defense attorney can provide legal representation in such circumstances.

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