Dealing with Probation and Parole Violations in the State of Texas
If you are on parole or probation for a previous offense, maintaining full compliance with the terms and conditions of your release is critical to ensure your continued freedom from prison. Failing to adhere to these conditions can result in your return to jail and may even add time to your sentence. The Law Office of Johnny P. Papantonakis can provide you with the robust and responsive representation you need to address probation or parole violations quickly. The right parole lawyer can help you maintain your release and can even the playing field when dealing with alleged violations in the Texas legal system.
Probation vs. Parole
The most important difference between probation and parole is that probation is generally imposed instead of incarceration. Parole is a period at the end of a jail term during which the prisoner is released to the outside world under strict supervision. Regular visits with a parole or probation officer are generally required. Additionally, individuals on probation or parole may be required to stay away from establishments that serve alcohol, former criminal associates or other areas that may encourage a relapse on the part of the defendant. If these conditions are not followed to the letter, a probation or parole violation may be reported.
What to Do If You Are Arrested for a Parole Violation
If you are placed under arrest or are notified that you have been charged with a parole violation, it is essential that you contact an experienced parole attorney immediately. This can help you to reduce the impact of your alleged violation and may allow you to explain the situation in a calm and non-confrontational manner.
- Do not admit wrongdoing or speak to the police before your lawyer arrives.
- Be cooperative with the law officers and obey all of their commands.
- Do not consent to any searches of your vehicle or your home.
- Avoid confrontation with the police.
It is essential to wait for your parole attorney to arrive before making any admissions or statements to the police, parole officer or other representative of the court. This can eliminate the risk of self-incrimination and can put you in a better position when the charges against you are addressed later on.
By working with the Law Office of Johnny P. Papantonakis, you can potentially avoid the negative consequences of parole violations and can ensure the most assertive representation for your case. We work with people on parole or probation throughout our region, including these areas:
- The Houston metropolitan area
- Harris County
- Grimes County
- Liberty County
- Fort Bend County
At the Law Office of Johnny P. Papantonakis, we are committed to helping you navigate all areas of the criminal law system. We can provide you with the expert legal services you need to stay on the right side of the law. Call us today at 713-630-0900. We look forward to serving your legal needs.