Greater Philadelphia Probation Lawyer
Philadelphia, PA Parole Violations Attorney

It is important to understand the differences between parole and probation. Criminal defendants who receive PROBATION as part of their sentence are allowed to remain as members of their community and, in some cases, do not need to serve jail time, provided that they follow the specific rules set by the court. These court rules may require the defendant to seek counseling or some other type of treatment, participate in a treatment program, or perform community service. If the person on probation breaks any of the rules, their probation can be revoked, and they can receive jail time. Sometimes the defendant must remain under the supervision of a probation officer (formal probation) depending on the circumstances and the seriousness of the crime. The terms of formal probation are stricter and may require the defendant to check in with his or her probation officer on a monthly basis.

PAROLE is the conditional release of a prison inmate after serving all or part of his/her sentence, allowing the inmate to live in the community under supervision for the parole period. The decision to grant an inmate parole is the responsibility, in a majority of states, of a board of parole or commission. A violation of the conditions of parole is serious, and can result in revocation and re-imprisonment. Parole violations may subject a defendant to at least one year in county jail.

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If you have any questions or would like to speak directly with an experienced criminal attorney regarding your Parole Violation or Probation Violation, , please do not hesitate to call my firms Philadelphia office at (267) 627-4JOE (267-627-4563) for a FREE CONSULTATION. If you prefer, you may e-mail the firm and Attorney Mitchell or his experienced staff will be in touch with you as soon as possible.