What Happens If I’m Arrested On Probation Or Parole?
Probation and parole are preferable to jail or prison time, but that does not mean they are without consequences. If you are on probation or parole, you have strict rules you must follow. Sometimes, it is easy to violate these rules and find yourself facing incarceration.
At Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A., in Fort Lauderdale, our experienced defense attorneys understand the consequences of probation, community control (house arrest) and parole violations. You can rely on us to examine every aspect of your case and present a strategic defense. We will also represent you at parole or probation hearings.
Violating probation can result in serious consequences, including jail or prison time. Florida has substantive violations and technical violations. A substantive violation occurs when someone is charged with another crime while on probation. In these cases, the person may receive the maximum penalty for the original charge.
Technical violations cover a range of issues, including:
- Not passing a drug or alcohol test
- Not meeting with the probation officer
- Leaving the jurisdiction without getting approval
- Not paying fines and fees
- Not completing community service
These types of violations can also have serious consequences, including incarceration or an extended probation period. Each case is unique, so it is best to speak with a lawyer to learn how the law may apply to you.
Parole is not the same as probation. People get parole when they are released from jail or prison before the end of their sentence. Parole comes with strict supervision requirements. If a person violates the conditions of their parole, they may be subject to incarceration.