Probation & Parole Violation Attorney in Commack, New York
Probation and parole are similar in many respects but refer to two very distinct situations. Probation is typically part of a defendant’s sentence and has several conditions attached. Parole refers to a supervised release from a prison sentence before the sentence has been fully carried out.
Probation and parole violations are very serious and both can lead to time in prison. Probation violations may have you serving a prison sentence, and parole violations may have you serving the remainder of your sentence, plus additional time for any underlying crime that may have been the cause of a parole violation.
If you were out of jail on probation or parole and you were charged with a violation, you have two counts against you and two good reasons to contact the Law Offices of Joel R. Salinger, P.C. I am a criminal defense attorney committed to the thorough and effective defense of people charged with criminal offenses in New York courts.
Violating probation is a serious offense, and it requires serious legal representation. There is no advantage to working with the attorney who represented you in your original criminal case. In fact, if you were unhappy with your previous representation, were uncomfortable with your lawyer in your first court hearing, or felt you could not trust him or her, it might be best to change now.
A probation violation can land you behind bars, but if there are extenuating circumstances, we may be able to raise a good defense in your probation revocation hearing.
Skilled New York Probation and Parole Violation Defense Attorney
I am an experienced Long Island probation and parole violation attorney and can assist you in all phases of your probation or parole, as well as provide you with an aggressive defense against allegations of a probation or parole violation.
In the first instance, I can help you understand the terms of probation or parole. You should retain my law firm initially to negotiate and review the terms of your probation or parole.