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Colorado Parole & Probation
If you've been convicted of a crime in Colorado, the judge may decide to sentence you to supervised or unsupervised probation, which enables you to remain free while serving your sentence. Other convicted criminals who are sentenced to jail or prison time may be eligible for early release, known as parole, after serving part of their sentence. Both parole and probation come with certain requirements, and offenders who violate those rules face imprisonment. A parole and probation attorney can help you try to obtain probation or parole and represent you at revocation hearings if you're accused of violating the terms of your release.
Handling Parole & Probation Violations
Your parole or probation comes with certain rules (also known as term and conditions) that you must follow to avoid being sent to prison or returned to prison.
According to the Judicial Branch of the State of Colorado, "The Terms and Conditions of probation are the requirements set by the Court as part of the probation sentence. Some conditions, like the necessity to remain law abiding, are required by law and others may be more directly related to the specific individual, like attending mental health counseling or paying restitution."
Parole in Colorado also comes with terms and conditions. A parolee risks re-arrest if he or she is suspected of committing a crime while on parole, has tested positive for illegal drugs, or has left or is suspected of planning to leave the state.
If someone on parole or probation is suspected of violating the rules, then he or she may be imprisoned. But before that happens, there is a revocation hearing (in the case of parolees) or a violation of probation (VOP) hearing.
Due to the serious consequences of these hearings, people accused of parole or probation violations should be represented by a parole and probation lawyer. Your attorney will help defend you against the allegations. If you are found guilty of having violated the terms and conditions of your release, your lawyer may be able to minimize the penalties.
Find & Hire Local Colorado Parole & Probation Attorneys
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