Many prisons today, in both the state and federal systems, are reaching or exceeding their recommended capacities. As such, some people who would otherwise be serving a long sentence are granted parole as a way to make room for incoming prisoners. Additionally, some people may avoid prison altogether and be sentenced to probation.
Even so, this does not constitute a Get Out of Jail Free card. People are still subject to scrutiny after they have been paroled or are on probation. Violating the terms of these agreements can be enough reason to send people to jail to complete their sentence, or subject them to new charges based on the violations. Probation revocation can set you back more than you might realize
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Some parole or probation violations are essentially administrative in nature. Failing to report as scheduled to a parole or probation officer is a violation, even if it is an honest oversight. However, those on parole or probation are often subject to other conditions that they must abide by, such as abstaining from drug or alcohol use, or not possessing or owning a firearm. These violations are taken very seriously and can result in substantial punishment — setting someone even further back as they try to recover from a serious event in their lives.
Attorney John Wesley Hall works with people in Arkansas who run afoul of the rules regarding probation and parole. He handles these cases with the same seriousness that he brings to bear on any criminal defense case, and helps them to get their lives back on track and, ideally, with the criminal justice system in their rearview mirrors.
Call our Little Rock firm today to discuss your case with an experienced defense lawyer. Reach us at 501-371-9131 or email us your contact information.