Parole and Probation
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Arkansas Parole & Probation
If you have pled guilty to or are convicted of a crime in Arkansas, the judge impose a punishment based on existing guidelines. In addition to financial penalties, you may be sentenced to probation or imprisonment. If you do spend time in jail or prison, you may be released early through a program known as parole. A parole and probation attorney can help you get parole or probation, and can help you address alleged violations.
Parole & Probation Revocation
Both probation and parole allow you to live in the community but subject to certain rules and conditions. Violations may send you back to jail.
According to the Arkansas Parole Board, "Inmates who, on or after January 1, 1994, commit any Homicide, Sexual Assault in the First Degree, Sexual Assault in the Second Degree, Battery in the First Degree, Domestic Battery in the First Degree, class Y Kidnapping, class Y Rape, Aggravated Robbery, Causing a Catastrophe, Engaging in a Continuing Criminal Enterprise, and Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms are eligible for discretionary parole."
If you are released on parole or given probation, then your release will be monitored by the Arkansas Department of Community Correction.
If you are accused of violating the terms of your parole or probation, you face a revocation hearing and may be sent to prison. The hearing is a serious legal process, and you should hire a parole and probation lawyer to represent you at the hearing and defend you against the probation or parole violation allegations. You may also have witnesses testify on your behalf.
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