Probation/Parole Violations & Detainer Hearings
The Philadelphia Probation Attorneys at The Zeiger Firm understand that sometimes while on probation or parole things change in life and people want to ask the judge for an early termination of probation or parole. However, sometimes people get arrested on new charges and need a detainer hearing to get their detainer lifted. Contact The Zeiger Firm for a Parole Violation Lawyer to help you have the detainer lifted. Our Philadelphia Probation Attorneys having years of experience dealing with the most complicated parole and probation issues, including but not limited to Gagnon 1 and Gagnon 2 (Gagnon I and Gagnon II) and going before your back judge at your detainer hearing.
Having the right attorney can often mean the difference between a jail sentence and probation, or it can be crucial to an individual seeking release on parole. That is why it is important to have a zealous advocate in your corner. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal defense attorneys at The Zeiger Firm represent persons at detainer hearings who are charged with violating their probation or parole. We also work closely with our clients and their family and friends to prevent innocent mistakes from causing serious consequences that could send someone on probation or parole back to jail.
It is also important to understand the difference between probation and parole. Probation is a judgment in lieu of a sentence where a defendant is granted “conditional freedom,” subject to specific conditions and regulations. Parole is when a defendant is “conditionally released” from prison before the expiration of the person’s sentence at the discretion of a paroling authority. Persons placed on parole are generally required to follow certain conditions and placed under the supervision of a parole agency. If a person violates his probation or parole, a “detainer” can be lodged against him for “cause,” depending on the circumstances of the violation. Judges are sometimes willing to lift detainers when presented with alternative options by creative attorneys. These options can include drug treatment programs, house arrest, or “direct supervision”, to name just a few.
At The Zeiger Firm, we are familiar with the state and federal parole and probation guidelines in Pennsylvania. These guidelines are often complex, and it is important to hire an attorney who understands these rules and recognizes that small differences can have an enormous impact on a client’s life and freedom. Our attorneys consider every option available with the goal of reducing the jail time, fines and any other penalties that may apply in any case.
If you have been accused of violating the conditions of your probation or parole agreement, if you need an attorney at sentencing in hopes of being placed on probation, if you need representation at a detainer hearing, or if you or a loved one is seeking parole, you should contact the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyers at The Zeiger Firm. We work hard for our clients, explaining their options and keeping them updated about the status of their cases.
When you, a family member, or friend need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania attorney to assist with parole and probation issues, contact The Zeiger Firm, who represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case. To arrange a consultation, please give us a call at 215-546-0340 or send us an email via the form below.