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PROBATION & PAROLE DEFENSE

Texas probation and parole offers people convicted of serious crimes conditional, supervised release into the community. The conditions of release are extensive, highly specific, and often result in violations. If you're in the Dallas-Fort Worth or Austin areas and your release is endangered by a potential violation, demand the best. Atty. Madolyn García Falone will defend your freedom. 

 

Call Diablita Criminal Defense, PLLC at (512) 838-3442.

PROBATION

Probation is a way for people to avoid serving jail time. After a guilty plea or finding of guilt, a person is placed on probation (community supervision) in lieu of incarceration.

If probation is revoked (such as through violating conditions of release), a person faces the sentence originally imposed by the court, which often includes a period of incarceration.

PAROLE

Parole is for people who are currently serving time. After being incarcerated, a person with time remaining on their sentence is released, under supervision, into the community.

If parole is revoked, a person may be sent back to prison to serve the remainder of their sentence. For certain offenses, parolees may not receive credit for "street time" served.

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REVOCATION DEFENSE

Potential violations of probation or parole conditions must be taken seriously. Probationers and parolees have constitutional due process rights– don’t give those rights away! Before you acknowledge potential violations or waive your right to a hearing on potential violations, speak with an attorney who can handle your defense.

 

Don’t give up and “accept your fate”-- call Atty. Madolyn García Falone at Diablita Criminal Defense, PLLC, at (512) 838-3442. Our initial consultations are always FREE.

 

Grants of probation or parole aren’t literal “get out of jail free” cards, though they’re sometimes interpreted that way. Probationers and parolees are expected to strictly abide by the conditions of their release into society at large. For many people who have experienced the Texas criminal justice system, certain conditions of release may be quite difficult to abide by. Consider conditions like:

  • Securing and maintaining employment (which may be difficult for those who have faced criminal law issues)

  • Passing mandatory, periodic drug testing (which may be complicated by underlying drug addiction or social issues common to many offender populations)

  • Attending mandatory Alcoholics Anonymous (or other support groups), anger management, mental health counseling, or addiction treatment programs (often time-consuming and difficult to schedule)

  • Completing mandatory community service (which, again, often poses scheduling conflicts due to substantial hours owed)

  • Remaining within a restricted geographic area (including restrictions on leaving the state, certain counties, the home, etc.)

  • Keeping distance from certain people or places (including staying far away from schools, felons, etc.)

  • Meeting with a probation/parole officer (PO) regularly (where missing an appointment could result in (re-)incarceration)

 

Violating any of the many terms of probation or parole (of which those listed above are just a few) can have dire consequences for your freedom. Even violations made by accident or as the result of a mistake could land you (back) in jail or prison. With that much on the line, making a call to Diablita Criminal Defense, PLLC is a no-brainer. 

 

For many criminal defense clients, the task of abiding by the conditions of probation or parole seems like it was designed to make them fail. Though the rules surrounding probation and parole aren’t designed with many allowances in mind, POs are given wide discretion in how they approach suspected violations. Often, a probation/parole defense lawyer can make all the difference between getting another shot at avoiding jail time or being (re-)incarcerated following what may be a relatively minor mistake. 

 

The right defense lawyer can be your advocate to the PO in charge of your case, the District Attorney in charge of your potential probation revocation, or the hearing officer in charge of your potential parole revocation. Contact Diablita Criminal Defense, PLLC for a FREE initial consultation to discuss your case– (512) 838-3442.

When it comes to defending potential probation/parole violations, the devil is in the details. In handling your case, Atty. Madolyn García Falone will consider:

  • Whether you have otherwise diligently abided by the conditions of your release, but suffered what amounts to a "slip up"

  • If an condition is unduly burdensome and has made it unnecessarily difficult for you to lead a normal, law-abiding life following release

  • Whether the PO in charge of your case has unfairly targeted you or acted outside the bounds of their authority

  • If you actually violated your release conditions or if your PO made a mistake

 

If you’re facing a potential violation, it’s time to get serious. Contact Diablita Criminal Defense, PLLC today and start building your strongest defense. Call (512) 838-3442 for a FREE initial consultation with la Diablita herself.

LET DIABLITA DEFEND YOU.

Get in touch to speak with the Devil and start building your strongest defense.

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