Connecticut Parole & Probation
If you've been convicted of a serious crime in Connecticut, you may have the opportunity to shorten your prison sentence through parole or avoid imprisonment altogether through probation. But if you violate the conditions of your release, you may be incarcerated. A parole and probation attorney can help defend you if you've been accused of parole or probation violations.
What's at Stake With Parole & Probation Violations?
Simply put, if you commit a parole violation or probation violation, you may be imprisoned. But it doesn't happen automatically, and you may be able to avoid being incarcerated.
When you're released on parole or granted probation, there are certain rules you must follow. Some of these conditions apply to each and every person on parole or probation. Other conditions may be specific to your crime and situation.
If you fail to meet the conditions of your probation, or if you're arrested, then your parole officer or probation officer can have you returned to court for a hearing, at which the court will decide whether to revoke your probation and send you to prison. Because of the potentially serious consequences, you should be represented by a parole and probation lawyer at this hearing.
If you commit a parole violation, there's a similar process to determine whether you should be returned to jail or be permitted to remain on parole. According to the Connecticut Board of Pardons & Parole:
"If it is determined as a result of the case review that the offender should be returned to custody, Department of Correction Parole and Community Services Division staff will remand the offender to custody and submit a parole violation report to the Board. This report serves as a Warrant application and initiates the parole revocation process. Any parolee held in custody as an alleged parole violator, upon finding of probable cause, will receive a Final Revocation Hearing. A Hearing Examiner will present both their findings and their recommendations to a panel of the Board who will determine an appropriate disposition. The offender will be given written notice of the date and location of the Preliminary Hearing, as well as the charges against him and the evidence supporting such charges."
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