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thank you for that information. you need to get a letter from your employer explaining why you had the knife and that it is for employment purposes. as a parolee you are prohibited from any type of illegal weapon; and if the knife is not considered a dangerous weapon under CA law and can be shown it is for employment, and you have otherwise complied by reporting, having clean u/a tests, etc - chances are you would be continued on your parole.
they look at all of that - employment, reporting as instructed, no dirty u/a, no new charges, crime for which you are on parole, any past criminal history, any prior parole revocations hearings, when the expiration date of this parole
your agent had to write the violation on the knife. it is mandatory they write those