If a parole officer has reasonable cause to believe that someone on parole in Nassau County, Long Island has violated the conditions of their release from jail, a warrant for their arrest may be issued. If you are on parole, or on another form of post-release supervision, this means you have some type of freedom after serving some time in prison. Under the conditions of your parole, you are supervised by a parole officer and, as you know, must adhere to certain conditions to remain on good standing with the state.

If you are on parole and you violate these conditions, you do run the risk of being returned to state prison. When this happens, it is referred to as parole revocation. If you are in this situation, contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. It’s in your best interest to schedule a criminal case evaluation with the Law Firm of Gianni Karmily right away so you can get a head start on developing a defense on your case.

How Can A Parolee Be Arrested?

Any time that your parole officer has reasonable cause to believe that a parolee has violated their release, they can issue an arrest warrant which will stay in effect throughout the violation process. The parolee is also held without bail in this situation.

Next, the parolee will be given a Notice of Violation within three days of their arrest warrant. They will also be given a Violation of Release Report that spells out what the alleged violations against the parolee are.

For What Violations Can A Parolee Be Arrested In New York?

A parolee can be considered in violation of their parole if they are charged with any new criminal charge while on parole, whether or not that charge leads to a conviction. And, as with any conviction in New York State, the parolee will face penalties if they are proven guilty of that crime. Generally speaking, many parolees are arrested for violations of their parole. Technical violations are different than committing a new crime, but are still to be taken very seriously.

Among these violations are:

  • Failing to abide by a curfew
  • Moving your residence without alerting your parole officer or asking their permission
  • Being around or being involved with anyone who has a criminal record
  • Leaving the state for any reason without permission from the parole officer
  • Consuming alcohol 
  • Using performance-enhancing sexual aids (even if it is a prescription medication)
  • Visiting certain websites, chat rooms, social media sites or possessing a computer

If you have been found in violation of your parole in New York, you could be facing serious penalties. Schedule a consultation with The Law Firm 0f Gianni Karmily if you are in this situation. You have the right to strong legal representation at every step of the way, and our team will stop at nothing to ensure your rights are protected at all times. 

What Are The Penalties For Parole Revocation In New York?

If you have been found in violation of your parole in New York, the penalties for parole revocation could be quite serious. Some of the penalties for parole revocation in New York include diversion programs, time assessments, or “revoke and restore” to supervision. The penalties you face will be determined based on a couple of different factors, plus the category that you fall into as a parolee. Your category as a parolee is based on your past criminal history, the crime that you were arrested for, any prior parole violations, and the way in which you violated your parole this last time.

Penalties for these violations can include a time assessment, a drug or alcohol treatment program, or even time back in jail. In order to figure out what penalties you might be subjected to for violating your parole, you will need to contact a lawyer.

Schedule A Criminal Case Evaluation With The Law Firm Of Gianni Karmily If You Have Been Arrested While On Parole

Have you been accused of violating the terms of your probation or parole in New York? Has a bench or arrest warrant been issued with your name on it? If this is the case, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation from criminal defense attorney Gianni Karmily right away. You will need strong legal counsel to defend you against these charges. 

Gianni Karmily is proud to represent the accused in Nassau County, Long Island. Allow him to work tirelessly to clear your name, defend you in court, and secure your freedom. To schedule a criminal case consultation regarding your charges, contact the Law Firm of Gianni Karmily right away.