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Probation and Parole Violations – Criminal Defense in Queens

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Queens Parole and Probation Violations

Michael S. Discioarro, is an experienced Queens parole and probation violation attorney who has been representing clients in probation and parole hearings in Queens with great success. Legal representation is just as crucial for probation and parole violation matters as it is when fighting the original criminal charge. Unfortunately, many people do not realize this and they go into this situation without being adequately protected. There are many effective ways to represent someone in a probation violation hearing and without a criminal defense lawyer none of these are possible. The judge will be the person determining if you will go to jail or remain free on probation. I am often able to convince a judge to keep you out of jail, and in some cases turn a potentially lengthy stay in jail into a short one.

Often when you receive a sentence for your first criminal offense you will be placed on probation. Probation will vary depending on what crime you were sentenced for. The penalties for violating Probation in Queens can be very harsh due to the serious nature in which these violation are viewed by the judges that preside in this part of the courthouse. To these judges, these are not trivial matters and it can cost you a lot of jail time.

If you violate your probation you are opening yourself up for all kinds of bad things. Probation officers will usually recommend the stiffest penalty for violating probation, and some even take it personal. Common probation violations include:

-a new arrest

-associating with known criminals

-failure to enroll or attend required classes

-failure to follow any rules or regulations imposed

Queens Probation Violation Defense

A probation violation is a matter to be taken seriously, and if you are in this situation it is so important to have legal representation to navigate you through the criminal justice system. Unlike when you went to court for the original criminal charge, proof beyond a reasonable doubt is not necessary when it comes to a probation violation case. The court only needs to find a preponderance of evidence to successfully find you in violation of probation. If you are found in violation of probation you will likely be put in jail without bond. When you don’t have someone litigating on your behalf, the odds are stacked against you and the outcome likely won’t be good. You do not want to be found in violation of probation in Queens.

If you or someone you love is charged with violating supervised or unsupervised probation, you should call our office immediately. Contact us at our 24 hour hotline at 917-519-8417.