Southern Minnesota Criminal Attorney
Parole violations work much in the same way as probation violations. At the Rosengren Kohlmeyer Law Office, CHTD, we have dealt with many types of alleged probation violations across southern Minnesota and beyond.
If you have been accused of violating parole, it is important that you defend yourself so that you can avoid having to go back to prison. You can provide yourself with this defense with the help of a Mankato criminal defense attorney who is highly experienced in the area of parole violations. Your attorney will tilize strategies that can help you stay out of prison.
Experience With the Complexities Of Parole Violations
Parole can be complex because the conditions are usually very strict and confusing. Individuals who are well-intended can very easily violate the terms and conditions of their parole. In many cases, a person is not aware that they violated a condition.
If it is determined that parole was violated, it can result in the loss of a stayed sentences that were put in place to avoid felony convictions or protect a criminal record. A violation can occur in any of the following ways:
- Failure to report to a parole officer
- Failure of an alcohol or drug test
- Hanging around other felons
- Not maintaining employment
- Failing to pay child support
- Moving without notifying the parole officer of the change of address
When you have been accused of any of these types of violations, you do have rights that need protected. If the violation was an accident, it is very important to provide proof and take measures to avoid the consequences.
Creative Parole Violation Defense Strategies
Your St. James criminal defense attorney will put pressure on the state to prove that the violation occurred. The state does have burden of proof and the evidence that they provide has to be clear and convincing in order to determine that an intentional violation did happen. If a violation occurred due to a misunderstanding or another technical reason, then it is possible for everything to continue as it has. There have been cases where a person has failed to check in with their parole officer because their parole officer was replaced or they were very ill and unable to check in. There are many ways parole can be unintentionally violated and your attorney can help you be heard so you can move on.
Contact A St. James & Mankato Criminal Defense Lawyer
One of the penalties associated with a criminal conviction is parole after being released from prison. As a part of parole, an individual is required to adhere to specific release terms or they may be remanded to jail to serve out the remainder of their sentence. If you have been accused of violating parole, then you will need legal representation to help you make your case. To learn more about how the Rosengren Kohlmeyer Law Office, CHTD can help you, call 507-625-5000 for a free consultation.