Parole Violations and Federal Post-Release Supervision and Probation Violations Lawyer
Have you been released on parole after being convicted and sentenced on felony charges in New York? Commonly known as parole, post-release supervision may last years beyond the original prison term. Did your parole officer state that you had violated your curfew, failed a drug test, drove with a suspended license or violated other terms of your post-release supervision? Charges of post-release supervision violations can be very serious.
Violation of parole or post-release supervision can be as serious a charge as was the underlying crime that sent you to jail or prison.
Contesting these charges is an administrative matter; therefore, you will not have the same legal protections that you did during the defense phase for your previous criminal charges. A conviction may send you to prison for longer than the original sentence that you were released from. You need the most effective legal representation that you can find at this point.
Your post-release supervision may have been ordered on the basis of federal or state criminal charges. Your chances of a favorable outcome are likely to be affected by the particular crime category that your violation falls under. Your case will also be affected by whether you are considered a first-time, second-time or third-time violator of your post-release supervision.
You can count on attorney Mark Sacco to clearly explain your options, to listen carefully as you articulate your goals and to fight zealously on your behalf. A successful outcome in your case may take one of these forms, depending on the particulars of your situation:
- Return to parole status (post-release supervision)
- Go to jail for 90 days and then back on parole status
- Go to drug treatment and then back on parole status
- Worst case scenario: You may be returned to prison to complete your original sentence, possibly with additional time for violating your post-release supervision.
Mr. Sacco is prepared to work to present mitigating circumstances that led to your post-release supervision violation — or to come to your defense before prosecutors if you contend that you are innocent of the alleged violation. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.