Pennsylvania Probation Violation Attorney
If you are placed on probation due to being convicted of a crime, it is important to understand the terms of your probation and how to adhere to the guidelines set in place for you. It is even more important that you retain an experienced lawyer in the event that your probation officer is going to ask your back judge to issue a detainer (or has already obtained a detainer on the basis of a new arrest or the probation officer’s claim that are in violation of the terms of your probation or have already committed a probation violation.
At the Law Office of Douglas Earl LLC, we can help you deal with a variety of probation and parole issues that may arise. Our attorney Douglas Earl has over 28 years of experience handling these types of cases. We can assist you in fully comprehending the terms of your probation and how to fulfill them, or defend you in the event that there is an accusation of probation violation.
Technical violations of probation are allegations by your probation officer that terms of your probation or parole to have been broken. Some examples are a “hot” urine or positive urine test result, allegations that you were not reporting to probation regularly, allegation violations of house arrest convictions. Sometimes there is confusion when probation officers change or the person on probation thought it was okay to do something. or there is a question about whether or not probation was actually completed. Direct probation violations oftentimes involve a new arrest.
The issue is not only whether there is a violation of probation or parole. Many times a judge may find you to be in violation of probation or parole and reinstate probation or parole as part of the sentence. It is important to prepare for probation or parole hearings with letters of employment, attendance at a program, or any other information which will help in determining whether you will be ordered to serve any period of incarceration.
Fighting a detainer is also very important. Actual case: Client was on parole for an Aggravated Assault conviction. New arrest caused the client to have a new detainer lodged against the client. Client was imprisoned. Oftentimes the public defender will agree to have a detainer remain in place and a probation hearing continued or postponed until the new arrest is resolved in the court system. When a family member hires Mr. Earl as a result of a detainer the first thing Mr. Earl does is get a report from the probation or parole officer, then Mr. Earl goes is to the prison and visits the client. Then Mr. Earl will go to probation or parole judge seeking the release of the client.
Contact a Pennsylvania probation violation attorney at the Law Office of Douglas Earl LLC today. Attorney Earl can help you further understand the types of probation violations and how to effectively address these matters. Let us stand beside you and aggressively fight for your rights.
Judges make up their own mind about probation and parole violation matters. Have an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer on your side to ensure that your rights are preserved.