Understand Your Rights After A Parole Violation

Even if your parole officer in Saint Paul says you're going back to jail doesn't always mean you will. You have the right to a lawyer and to defend yourself at a hearing.

For a lot of prisoners and inmates, parole is the light at the end of the tunnel after a conviction. After serving a significant portion of their sentence, parolees are released from prison on good behavior and allowed to return to their lives and families. But parole isn't without its limitations.

Parolees are often restricted to specific geographic locations and told where they can and cannot go. They must abide by all the terms of their release, including participating in drug treatment programs and regularly checking in with a parole officer, among other things. Violating any of the terms of parole can mean immediately being taken back into police custody and the revocation of the stay of sentence.

The Difference Between Parole And Probation

It's important to know that a parole violation is different from a probation violation. Parole is the provisional release of a prisoner or inmate after a portion of a sentence has been served. Probation, on the other hand, is supervised release in lieu of incarceration, meaning a release happens before the start of a sentence.

These programs each have a specific set of conditions for release as well as specific rules of conduct a released offender must adhere to. Violations in both cases can lead to imprisonment and severe consequences.

You Have The Right To An Attorney — Take It

Everyone makes mistakes, which is why at Kaess Law, LLC, we believe that everyone deserves a second chance. We help people in Minnesota properly handle parole violations to ensure the best possible outcome for their case.

Each violation case is different, which means the strategy we will use to resolve your case is tailored to your situation.

Put More Than 20 Years Of Combined Experience In Your Corner

Attorney Ryan Kaess is known in the St. Paul area for taking on challenging cases other lawyers turn down, including parole violations. He truly believes everyone deserves the right to protect and defend their rights, and he will fight with every fiber of his being to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients.

Our attorneys have more than 20 years of combined experience in criminal law with a track record of success. We know the criminal justice system well and can help you confidently navigate it.

To discuss the details of your parole violation, call 651-204-2415 or contact us online. We provide free case evaluations and are available during the week and on nights and weekends if necessary.