San Diego Probation and Parole Violation Crimes

Probation and Parole Violations occur when an individual previously convicted of a crime is accused of violating either the law or the terms of their supervision.  A violation of the law while on probation or parole is considered a substantive violation and can lead to Probation/Parole Revocation proceedings, a new Criminal case, or both.  A violation of the terms of one’s Probation/Parole that is not a new violation of the law (such as leaving the county without permission, failing to report to the supervising officer, etc.) is considered a technical violation, which can result in imprisonment in the county jail for up to 180 days.

While an individual is afforded due process rights in a Probation/Parole revocation proceeding, there are important differences between the revocation proceedings and criminal prosecutions.  First, the burden of proof for a prosecutorial agency in revocation proceeding in the “preponderance or evidence,” which is a legal term for “more likely than not” i.e. 51% vs. 49%.  San Diego Criminal Defense attorneys, such as the Attorneys at the Law Offices of Sammer A. Zakhour, will actively pursue any evidence that might tend to prove a probationer or parolee’s innocence of violation.  An experienced Criminal Defense attorney can make all of the difference in Probation and Parole Revocation Proceedings.

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