does a parolee serving time for a technical violation (9 month hit still in after 13 months), with an approved home plan, have to serve an additional 3-6 months at a halfway type facility to complete a program that he completed 4 times already? should we hire an atty? this is in the state of pennsylvania.
State/Country relating to question: Pennsylvania
calls to the parole board.
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burglary- 4-8 yrs. house belonged to an ada.
Thank you, Donna. Almost there. When you state that the home belonged to the ADA, what do you mean?And is the Defendant charged with a new offense or, is his parole simply being revoked?
former assistant district atty. the sentence was extremely long for this offense. no there were no new charges- it was a technical violation of parole. he attended a family reunion outside of pa. his future mother-in-law told his p.o.
Thank you, Donna.If there were no new charges, then this is a good thing, at least.Understand how parole works - the Court has the ultimate discretion to send the Defendant back to jail at its decision. The Defendant has no right to parole, it is a privilege granted to him by the Court. The Judge (1) may sentence him to the remainder of his sentence, (2) ask him instead if he wishes to go through another program, or (3) and basically has discretion to decide what to do at this point.So:"have to serve an additional 3-6 months at a halfway type facility to complete a program that he completed 4 times already?"Yes, he may."should we hire an atty?"Yes. Counsel would really help to plead with the Court for a second chance at simply putting him back unto his ongoing parole and allowing this matter to perhaps be overlooked due to the mitigating factors. An attorney is extreme important here. While the Court may provide counsel for the revocation hearing, an private attorney is still recommended instead:http://www.pabar.org/public/membership/lrsblurb.aspIMPORTANT INFO: I hope this finds you well. Please use REPLY TO EXPERT to keep talking, or RATE my answer when we are finished. Kindly rate my answer as one of the top three faces because this is how I get credit for my time with you. Rating my answer the bottom two faces does not give me credit and reflects negatively on me as an expert even if my answer is correct. I work very hard to formulate an informative and honest answer for you; please reciprocate my good faith. Do not worry, you may always ask follow ups free after rating.
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