Baltimore Parole Violations Attorney
Just because you've been accused of violating your parole does not mean you're guilty of it. In my years of practice, I've seen just about every alleged parole violation that results from some sort of "mix-up," be it a reasonable delay in reporting in to your probation officer or simply getting caught up with the people you knew before you went to jail.
You only have to be accused of violating one of the conditions of your parole. That could set in motion a parole violation hearing in which the Maryland Parole Commission will consider whether or not to revoke your parole. If that happens, you may be required to serve the remainder of your sentence behind bars. Don't show up to the hearing without an attorney. Contact me, Baltimore criminal lawyer Jim Crawford, at 443-709-9999 or toll free at 443-709-9999 for a free consultation.
A "Serious Trial Lawyer" Defending Your Freedom
According to the Maryland Parole Commission, parole is "discretionary and conditional," meaning that the authorities do not have to grant you parole and that it can be revoked if you do not fulfill all the conditions that the courts and Commission set for you.
Common parole violations include:
- Having a firearm
- Failing a drug test
- Failing to report in
- Associating with known felons
- Failing to do your community service
- Leaving the state or area without permission
- Changing addresses without providing notification
- Visiting, calling, or texting someone in spite of a "no contact" order
In fact, committing almost any type of crime is a parole violation and can lead to a warrant for your arrest. The Maryland Division of Parole and Probation sends agents to find and arrest people with parole violation warrants (known as the Warrant Apprehension Unit). And the Drinking Driver Monitor Program supervises those who have been convicted of repeat or serious drunk-driving offenses.
Accused of Violating Parole in Baltimore, MD? Arrest Warrant Issued? - Give Me a Call
When I say that I am a "serious trial lawyer," I mean that I am in the courtroom nearly every working day. I understand the problems facing my clients. If you've been released on parole, and now face a parole violation hearing in Maryland, don't risk your freedom. Contact a Baltimore criminal attorney today at 443-709-9999 or toll free at 443-709-9999 for a free consultation.