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Georgia Parole & Probation
When sentencing a convicted criminal, Georgia judges may have the option of allowing the offender to avoid incarceration and instead serve time on probation. And at the discretion of the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles, an inmate may be released from detention after serving only part of his or her sentence. The remainder of the sentence is served while free in the community on parole. Offenders on both parole and probation must meet certain rules and requirements. Violate those rules and you may end up back in jail. A parole and probation attorney can help you obtain parole or probation, and help defend you against violation accusations.
Things to Consider When Hiring a Parole & Probation Lawyer
If you've been accused of a parole violation in Georgia, you have the right to hire an attorney to represent you during the preliminary hearing and final hearing before the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles. Similarly, you can also have legal counsel if you've been accused of a probation violation.
Because your freedom is potentially at stake, it makes sense to hire an experienced parole and probation violation lawyer to represent you. When selecting an attorney, consider:
- How much experience the lawyer has representing offenders at parole revocation hearings. Not all criminal defense attorneys do this kind of work.
- The attorney's suggested strategy for defending you against the allegations at the probation or parole revocation hearing. Do you agree with it?
- How much the lawyer costs. Sometimes you get what you pay for, and if the allegations against you are serious enough that you might be imprisoned, you may want to hire a more experienced lawyer who may charge more than a newly licensed attorney.
- The attorney's pre-existing relationships. The hearing officers or judges involved in your revocation hearing may have some flexibility in determining how you are punished if found guilty of a parole or probation violation. Perhaps your lawyer can get you into a drug treatment center, if appropriate. If your attorney can offer the judge or hearing officer alternatives to incarceration, you may be able to avoid imprisonment.
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