Michigan Probation Violation Lawyer
MICHIGAN PAROLE AND PROBATION VIOLATIONS
Michigan Parole And Probation – What’s The Difference?
Both parole and probation allow certain freedoms in exchange for compliance with strict rules – for a predetermined amount of time.
Individuals on parole have served at least a portion of their sentence in prison or jail, and then are granted permission to leave the confines of prison or jail, but with specific conditions. Michigan parolees are under the jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Those who are on probation also have to live within the parameters of set requirements, but they have not served prison or jail time for the recent offense. Michigan probationers are under the jurisdiction of the local courts.
Michigan Parole And Probation Violation Hearings
There are many common violations that may result in a hearing. Have you or someone you know:
- missed an appointment with a probation or parole officer
- missed a court appearance
- been accused of another crime
- relocated without officer approval
- failed a drug or alcohol test
- failed to complete a court order
Possible Consequences Of Michigan Parole & Probation Violations
People can make mistakes. Sometimes their best intentions are knocked off course by circumstances out of their control. Perhaps the terms of parole or probation were misunderstood.
However, regardless of why parole or probation conditions are not met, the punishments can be serious; depending on your history, the severity of the violation and the quality of your defense. That’s why it’s important to be represented by an experienced Michigan criminal defense lawyer.
Our Michigan Parole & Probation Violation Lawyers Can Help
If you will be attending a parole or probation violation hearing, you can benefit from working with the Friedman Law Firm. We will take the time to do an in-depth investigation of your case; to minimize the consequences by identifying the proper defense for your particular situation.