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PITTSBURGH PAROLE VIOLATIONS ATTORNEY

PAROLE VIOLATIONS – ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PITTSBURGH, PA

At Shrager Defense Attorneys, we know good people sometimes make poor decisions. Habits are often difficult to break, no matter how hard we try, especially when it comes to addictions. And sometimes an innocent mistake or misunderstanding can lead to serious consequences.

Attorney Shrager understands this and that’s why he helps people fight for their rights when facing parole violation charges. A new criminal charge while on parole or a probation violation can bring about serious consequences, including having to serve the maximum term of your original sentence and being detained in jail (without bond) while you await a hearing.

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If you were charged with a new crime while on parole or probation, it is critical to contact an experienced Pittsburgh criminal lawyer right away.

An aggressive attorney will build a strong and convincing case to fight for your charges to be reduced or dropped.

Pittsburgh Criminal Lawyer David J. Shrager is just a phone call or text message away and will give you a free consultation regarding your case. Call him on his personal cell phone: 412-969-2540.

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PAROLE VS. PROBATION

Violations of both parole and probation are similar. This page is about violation of parole. If you are looking for information about probation violations, please visit the probation violations page.

Parole: When someone convicted of a crime is sent to prison, they may be put on parole after being released from prison early for good behavior or as part of their original sentencing.

Probation: A person who is convicted of a crime may be sentenced to carry out their punishment through probation instead of serving time in prison.

HOW A PAROLE VIOLATIONS LAWYER CAN HELP

If you were charged or arrested for committing a new crime or were charged with violating your parole or probation, the repercussions can severely impact your life, placing further restrictions on your freedom and future.

An aggressive attorney may be able to argue a viable defense and have your charges dismissed or the sentencing reduced. For example, if the violation was not substantial or the violation was not acted out intentionally, a judge may rule that there is not probable cause to proceed. A strong defense could keep you from going back to prison and may be critical in having your penalties reduced.

An attorney can help you prepare for the detainer hearing, which will determine whether your case has probable cause. If your case has already moved past the preliminary hearing (Gagnon I), Attorney Shrager can help prepare a defense for the Gagnon II hearing, in which the court or parole board will determine whether your parole should be revoked.

Your rights, freedom and future are on the line when you are charged with violating your parole. David J. Shrager is a compassionate and strong criminal lawyer who will work with you and your family to protect your liberties.

DIRECT OR VIOLATIONS VS. TECHNICAL VIOLATIONS

A conviction of a new criminal charge while on parole is considered a direct violation or substantive violation of parole/probation.

Technical violations occur when a person fails to follow the stipulations set forth in the probation or parole guidelines.

NEW CRIMINAL CHARGES WHILE ON PAROLE – DIRECT VIOLATIONS

Being arrested or charged with a crime while already on parole is a very serious offense and a judge will most likely detain you in jail while you await a hearing. In certain extreme circumstances, your attorney may be able to file a petition to lift the detainer and have you released from jail.

In order to best protect your rights, an aggressive criminal defense attorney by your side can make all the difference in preparing you for the hearing and presenting a solid defense.

If a person is convicted of a new criminal charge while on parole they may also be referred to as a “convicted parole offender”.

TYPES OF TECHNICAL PAROLE VIOLATIONS

There are numerous ways to be charged with violating parole. Below are just a few of the most common types of parole violations.

  • Not reporting to your parole officer
  • Failing to pay fines, court costs or restitution
  • Using drugs/failing a drug test
  • Drinking alcohol/failing a urinalysis or other chemical test
  • Violating curfew
  • Failing to complete community service hours
  • Failing to complete rehabilitation or treatment programs required
  • Leaving the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania without the prior approval of your parole officer
  • Living at a residence not approved by your parole requirements (sex offenders)
  • Possession of a firearm or other illegal weapon

PENALTIES FOR PAROLE VIOLATIONS IN PENNSYLVANIA

If you are accused of violating parole, depending on the offense, you can face severe consequences, including going back to jail and having to serve out your original sentence, not including the time spent on parole.

For technical violators, you may be required to adhere to additional stipulations with your parole, such as additional treatment. If you are convicted of another crime, the punishment can be harsher, with more court costs, fees and time sentenced to jail.

If you have violated your parole or you think you may be reported for parole violation, call a criminal defense attorney like David Shrager right away — he is personally available to answer your call, 24/7.

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HEARING INFORMATION FOR PAROLE VIOLATORS

Direct Violations:

If you were charged with a new crime while on parole, a judge will most likely put you under a “detainer”, which will mean you will go to jail without bail until you have been tried for the new charges.

If you are convicted of new criminal charges while on parole, a revocation of parole hearing will be held within 120 days of your plea date.

For more information see Chapter 71 of the Statutes of Pennsylvania on Arrest and Hearing Information for Parole Violators.

Technical Violations:

If you were charged with committing a technical violation of parole and had a “Warrant to Commit and Retain” order filed against you, you can be arrested promptly and detained until your preliminary hearing.

No bail may be set and you will have to remain in jail until the hearing date. You are entitled to have an attorney represent you at the hearing or file a petition to have the detainer lifted.

Your preliminary hearing will be set within 14 days of detainment. At this hearing (also know as Gagnon I) an examiner, or judge, will determine whether there is probable cause to believe that you committed a violation of parole.

At the preliminary hearing it is important to have an experienced criminal lawyer by your side who thoroughly understands the legal system in Western Pennsylvania and can ensure that you are prepared to the fullest extent to defend your rights.

If the examiner determines probable cause that you violated parole, a violation hearing (also known as Gagnon II) will be scheduled within 120 days of the preliminary hearing.

For more information see Chapter 71 of the Statutes of Pennsylvania on Arrest and Hearing Information for Parole Violators.

HIRING A PITTSBURGH PAROLE VIOLATIONS ATTORNEY

At Shrager Defense Attorneys, we treat all of our clients with respect and help them understand what they are up against. We won’t talk down to you and are compassionate to our clients’ situations.

If you or a loved one has been charged with parole violation, contact Attorney David Shrager for a free consultation. He is just a phone call or text message away and can help you understand the charges and consequences you face. 

You can reach Attorney Shrager, 24/7, by calling or texting his personal cell phone: 412-969-2540.

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