Fight Probation Or Parole Violation Charges

Are you facing revocation of your probation or parole? Frequently, alleged parole violations and probation violations are the result of misunderstandings or miscommunication with the parole officer/probation officer. You don't have to lose your freedom. Talk with an experienced criminal defense lawyer about your rights and options.

Contact us at the Zolman Law Firm for experienced legal advice in the St. Louis area. Standard conditions, as well as any number of special conditions, may have been tied to your probation or parole. Failure to comply with any of these conditions can result in the revocation of your probation or parole and you could be sent to jail or back to prison.

Probation or parole violations include:

  • Failure to supply residence information to probation/parole officer
  • Failure to report to probation officer when required
  • Possession of a weapon
  • Failing a drug test or alcohol test (if required to remain alcohol-free/drug-free)
  • Commission of any misdemeanor or felony crime
  • Failure to pay necessary fines, fees or restitution (if they are a part of your sentence)
  • Failure to complete any classes or treatment required (alcohol treatment, anger management, driving school, etc.)
  • Failure to comply with any other special conditions

A Violation Has Serious Penalties

Violating conditions of parole or probation could result in serious consequences. Probation was likely ordered in exchange for a suspended sentence. If you are found to be in violation of the conditions of your probation, you could face the original sentence (e.g. jail time) with additional time tacked on for the violation itself. Parole offers opportunity for individuals in confinement to ease back into the community on early release due to good behavior. However, if you are found to be in violation of parole, you may be sent back to prison for the full amount remaining in your sentence.

Therefore, if you are facing a probation or parole violation hearing, it is critical that you take the matter seriously. Having a skilled criminal defense attorney in your corner can make a dramatic difference in the outcome of the hearing. Rather than your having a sentence reinstated and being returned to confinement, we may be capable of getting the violation allegation dropped or negotiating an alternative penalty, such as house arrest, community service or a work release program.

Prepared. Focused. Aggressive.

Our criminal defense attorneys have the experience, skill and perseverance to provide effective representation in Missouri parole and probation violation cases.

Call 314-375-5237 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a brief consultation about your situation.

Court officers Are Not Going To Educate You. We Will.

We will pore over your case for any procedural violation in the arrest. If one is found, the evidence-and your case-may be thrown out. We will make sure the court takes into account any unusual circumstances leading up to your arrest.

Judges are often more lenient with first-time offenders. We work with you to make sure you are doing everything possible to show the judge and the prosecution that you are on the right track. We also take great care to nurture the relationships we have built in the various municipalities in which we practice. All of this works to benefit you.

Protect Your Rights. Contact An Experienced Parole And Probation Violations Lawyer In Missouri.

You are innocent until proven guilty. You have a right to due process. Contact an attorney in St. Louis by calling 314-375-5237 or send us an email.