5 Things You Should Know about Probation/Parole Violations (Part 1)

When you are convicted of a sex crime, you will likely have to serve either probation or parole as part of the terms of your sentence. To clarify the difference between probation and parole, probation is the court-ordered supervision that is imposed in place of jail time while parole is the court-ordered supervision imposed after a person is released from prison.

Being aware of these facts about probation/parole violations can help people convicted of sex crimes if they are accused of violating their probation/parole.

Being aware of these facts about probation/parole violations can help people convicted of sex crimes if they are accused of violating their probation/parole.

In both cases, the convicted person will have to follow some specific, strict rules to be in compliance with these court-ordered sentences, otherwise they can be immediately incarcerated and left facing some new, very serious criminal charges.

Here and in a second part of this blog to come, we will discuss five important facts that people convicted of sex crimes should know when it comes to probation/parole violations. Being aware of these facts can help people avoid violating their probation/parole and/or give them some guidance about what they should do if they are accused of probation/parole violations.

  1. You can be accused of violating probation/parole if you fail to register as a sex offender – In many cases, people convicted of sex crimes will have to register with the Colorado sex offender registry as part of the terms of their probation or parole. This means that if these people fail to register at any point (i.e., either initially or when they are required to reregister), they can be accused of violating the terms of their probation/parole.
  2. Not paying court fines can also result in charges of probation/parole violations – Court fines, which are also referred to as restitution, are often imposed on people convicted of sex crimes. Generally, these fines have to be paid to the court by a specific date as part of the terms of a convicted person’s probation/parole. When these fines are not paid in full by the given deadline, a person’s probation/parole officer can get violations charges filed, and the individual in question can be immediately arrested if or when he comes into contact with law enforcement officials.

Check out the second part of this blog for three additional facts that are essential to know about probation/parole violations. For more specific info about your case, contact Flesh Law.

Denver Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers at Flesch Law

Individuals accused of any type of sex crime or of violating their probation/parole have the right to their day in court, and working with an experienced defense attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of the case. Accused individuals are strongly encouraged to contact the discreet and skilled Denver sex crimes defense lawyers at Flesch Law for the strongest possible defense in their case.

While our trusted attorneys are skilled at aggressively defending the rights of the accused both inside and outside of the courtroom, we are also fiercely committed to helping out Clients achieve the best possible resolution to their cases.

To set up a free initial consult and learn more about your legal rights, call us at (303) 357-4724 or email us using the form on this page.

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