Violated parole? You can still defend your freedom

Violated parole? You can still defend your freedom

Parole was something you looked forward to, as it got you out of prison
but now, something happened and you’ve violated it. Yes, that can
lead to a number of penalties, but with the right defense, you may be
able to reduce your risk of having parole revoked. According to the Maryland
Parole Commission, parole is discretionary and conditional. What that
means is that if you do something you aren’t allowed to do while
on parole, the court can take your parole away and place you back in prison.

Some of the most common parole violations include having a gun or firearm,
which is illegal for most people with felony convictions, failing your
drug test, failing to check in on time with your parole officer, associating
with known felons or failing to take part in your community service hours.
If you leave the state without permission or even just leave your area
without permission, you could face your parole being revoked.

Changing your address without notification or speaking with someone even
though you have a no contact order can also place you in hot water with
the law. Any kind of crime can be considered a violation of parole, and
that means a warrant could be out for your arrest.

You don’t need to risk your freedom due to a single mistake. To learn
more about what you can do if you’re facing a parole violation hearing,
please take a few moments to look over our webpage on probation and parole
violations. You may be able to reduce your penalty or work with the court
to get back on track with your parole.