Parole Violations/Probation Violations

A parole or probation violation in California is a serious offense. Are you facing returning to jail because of a parole or probation violation in California? Contact Orange County, CA parole attorney Jim Tanizaki without delay. A former Orange County DA turned criminal defense lawyer, Jim has helped many clients avoid returning to prison due to minor or unintentional parole or probation violations, including:

Parole Violations/Probation Violations

  • Possession of an illegal weapon
  • Drug possession
  • Committing another offense
  • Failure to report to your parole or probation officer
  • Failed or skipped drug test
  • Domestic violence charges
  • Associating with known criminals/gang activity

Probation in California

Probation is a sentencing option available to most defendants who have been convicted of an offense. It allows the defendant to serve a part or all of their sentence without spending time in jail. In California, the period of probation usually lasts up to a year. During this time, the defendant must comply with certain court-ordered conditions.

Violating the terms of your parole can get you into all kinds of trouble. You could be sentenced to spend the rest of your sentence in jail, have your period of probation extended, or be ordered to attend rehabilitation or counseling.

Parole in California

Parole is approved after a hearing before the parole board. It’s a legal process available only to inmates who have already served time in prison. It allows an inmate to be released from prison before their sentence has been completed.

Eligibility for parole depends mainly on what type of sentence the inmate received, and how any “good time” credits can be applied to their sentence. Most inmates earn good time credits for good behavior in prison.

Factors that can help you get paroled in California include:

  • Lack of a criminal record
  • The crime was committed as a result of significant stress
  • You have a stable social history
  • You display remorse and understanding of the nature and magnitude of the offense
  • Age
  • Realistic plans for after release
  • Marketable skills
  • Good behavior

The penalties for parole violations in California can be harsh. A judge may sentence you to the maximum term of imprisonment for your offense. Depending on the original charges, you could be facing months or even years in jail. It may also take you longer to qualify for parole a second time.

Defenses for Probation and Parole Charges in California

Don’t go to jail because of a parole or probation violation. If you need help resolving a probation or parole violation in Orange County, CA, contact the law office of Jim Tanizaki without delay. As a  former Orange County DA, Jim is well-acquainted with the state’s parole and probation procedures. He has successfully represented clients at all types of violation and revocation hearings. Depending on the circumstances in your case, there may be way ways to defend yourself against charges of parole or probation violation in Orange County, CA.

Speak to an Orange County CA Probation/Parole Violation Defense Attorney

If you’ve been charged with a parole or probation violation in Orange County, CA take steps to protect your rights! Learn all about your legal options – contact the law office of Jim Tanizaki using our website or call us at (714) 655-7633 to schedule a free confidential initial consultation with a leading Orange County, CA criminal defense attorney.