Parole and Probation Violations

A parole or probation violation may not seem like a big deal but they can result in your losing your freedom. Anytime there is a chance of your going to jail, you need to take the situation very seriously. Without an attorney, you will just be another face in the crowd. We will do whatever it takes to keep you out of jail.

Our legal team takes the time to look over the details of your case so we can design a winning strategy. Don Turner was a Probation Officer for many years and knows the system. We do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to law and we will tailor our methods to your specific situation. If you have been charged with a parole or probation violation then you need to speak with one of our criminal defense attorneys as soon as possible.

What would trigger a parole or probation violation?

There are many different ways to cause a violation but the most common ones are:

  • Failing a drug test
  • Not completing community service
  • Not showing up for court
  • Not paying fines
  • Not showing up for your appointment with the Parole or Probation Officer
  • Going outside the boundaries of a monitoring device or anklet bracelet
  • Not notifying the court when you move
  • Not getting or keeping a steady job

To prove that I violated parole does the state need to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt”?

No. They only need to prove “by a preponderance of the evidence”. This means that it is more likely than not that you did violate in the way you were charged. This is not very difficult for the state to prove so you really need expert assistance to argue your side of the case.