Probation and Parole

While being acquitted of a crime is usually the best outcome in a criminal trial, probation is the next best thing. While probation gets a person out of jail, it can come with numerous restrictions on their conduct. People on probation may be given curfews, for example. Probationers are required to report to an appointed probation officer periodically. Any violation of probation can result in the probationer being returned to jail.

If you are being charged with a criminal offense, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of a skilled and experienced attorney as soon as possible. The Dallas criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter are prepared to be of assistance. Contact us by calling (214) 845-7007 today

What Are Probation and Parole?

Probation and parole are means through which a person convicted of a crime can avoid serving at least some portion of their potential time in prison. Many people believe they are the same thing, but probation and parole are different designations. A person can only get probation at the time of sentencing. Instead of jail time, they are given probation, which allows them freedom as long as they abide by the established terms for a specified length of time.

Parole can only be granted while a person is presently serving a jail sentence, at the discretion of a parole board which will periodically evaluate an inmate’s fitness for reintegration into society. People who are released for good behavior are typically on parole. A parolee will also be required to meet with an officer periodically to ensure that ongoing behavior is not deemed to warrant additional incarceration.

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