So You've Violated Parole or Violated Probation
Many people who violate parole or probation are not even aware of the terms they have violated, thus demonstrating the need for a knowledgeable Knoxville criminal defense attorney. When you are placed on probation or parole, your Community Corrections or Probation officer has complete authority over your movement, your life and your actions, possibly even day to day.
With the threat of a violation hearing, Ooten Law is ready to fight to protect your rights and your freedom. We have experience working with Tennessee parole and probation officers and hearings and will do our best to protect you from an unwanted conviction.
Accused of Probation Violation or Parole Violation?
The terms of probation and parole are very stringent, as they are meant to be so. Because of the guidelines surrounding probation and parole with the Tennessee Department of Corrections are numerous, there are many ways to violate the terms and conditions of your probation or parole. You need to act fast so that we can provide you with the best legal violation representation possible. Some common violations are as follows:
- Failing to keep a job or stay in school
- Failing to complete court-ordered activity
- Failing a drug or alcohol test
- Failing to pay court fees or restitution
- Committing or Being accused of another crime
- Failing to make scheduled appointments with probation or parole officer
- Failing to notify your probation or parole officer that you were leaving the state
- Failing to notify your probation officer of your intention to/or relocating without authorization from your officer
- Failing to appear at a required appearance
There are a number of ways to violate parole or probation, and our Tennessee criminal defense lawyers are experienced working with all kinds of parole and probation violations. The penalties for probation or parole violations are serious, and can be more than life-changing.
We work with our clients to try to make a jail sentence for a felony or misdemeanor probation or parole violation avoidable. As a top violation of probation or violation of parole defense law firm we will fight to uphold your rights and protect you from harshest of criminal penalties. Meaning, jail.
Violation of Probation Penalties in Tennessee
The goal of probation and objectives parole should be successful completion without any violations. However, if you have violated probation or parole in Tennessee, you are subject to serious punishments.
It is possible to continue probation without punishment for violating a condition, you will need an experienced lawyer to help you achieve this beneficial result. Often, we've been able to negotiate continued probation or parole with modified conditions. Some of the modifications of probation or parole can include: