Criminal Lawyer for Probation or Parole Violations
November 2018 Review in a Delco Probation Violation Matter: “Facing more jail time and yet ANOTHER reinstatement, Dan relentlessly argued for a complete dismissal of probation and won. After more than 9 years of being on probation in Delaware County I’m completely free from their “supervision.” I’m beyond thankful for his help, his encouragement and his determination.” -Kevin Orr
Each year, thousands of Pennsylvanians are ordered to serve probation and parole. In fact, today, one out of every thirty-four Pennsylvanians is serving probation or parole, which is the third highest rate in the entire country. While the legal purpose of probation is to provide a means to achieve rehabilitation without having to incarcerate a person, or to minimize the amount of time that the person is incarnated, the end result is that probationers and parolees are frequently given jail and prison sentences for violating the terms of their probation.
In 2017, one-third of the people serving prison sentences in Pennsylvania were for violations of probation and parole. See Council of State Governments Justice Center. 2017. Justice Reinvestment in Pennsylvania: Policy Framework. New York, NY: Council of State Governments.
Potential Harsh Consequences For Violations of Probation and Parole
The consequences for violations of probation and parole are often harsh and can be unexpected if the person has not retained a skilled lawyer who is experienced in parole and probation law. A violation of probation subjects the probationer to a new sentence up to the statutory maximum sentence originally allowable for the conviction. For example, if a person is serving probation for having been convicted of robbery of the first degree, the supervising judge can sentence that person to a prison term of 10 to 20 years for violating probation because 20 years is the maximum sentence for robbery of the first degree. A judge could give a 10 to 20 year sentence under these circumstances even for a technical violation of probation, for something as minimal as missing an appointment with the probation office or for testing positive for marijuana.
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The McGarrigle Law Firm Specializes In Violation of Probation and Parole Hearings
The McGarrigle Law Firm understands how dramatically a violation of probation and parole can impact the life of a person and his or her family. Often times, the evidence of a violation is the word of the probation officer alone. We have worked hard to develop an expertise in defending people who face losing their freedom for allegedly violating probation and parole. If you are facing a hearing to determine if you have violated the terms of your probation or parole, you not only have a right to lawyer, but you must have a lawyer who understands probation and parole. The McGarrigle Firm will zealously represent you at a violation hearing, by investigating the allegations that a violation was committed and then challenging and rebutting the allegations of the probation officer at the hearing.
Ending Probation Early
The law provides that when probation is no longer necessary, the supervising judge has the ability to terminate the probation early, even if the probationer has not completed his or her term of probation. Having to serve probation and parole can wreak havoc on person’s life, from having to miss work to meet with a probation officer to being subjected to drug and alcohol testing. When a person has worked hard to comply with the terms of their probation, that person deserves the opportunity to have the judge end their probation early. The McGarrigle Law Firm knows how to present a compelling case to the court to end probation early and can help clients who desire to move on with their lives without the restrictions that come with being on probation or parole