What Happens During A Probation Revocation Hearing in Nevada?
If you live in southern Nevada—Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, or Mesquite—and you or anyone you know have questions about what happens during a Probation Revocation hearing, commonly called Parole, you need a Las Vegas Violation of Probation Lawyer.
The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) determine the structure of probation. Through NRS 176A, parole and probation officers are granted authority over parolees. The court has the right to set parole duration, limitations, powers of officers of the peace, as well as deduction of days from parole terms and also arrests and charges for parole violations. Any parole violation you may deal with will begin with the officer in charge of your case.
The courts and parole officers work out the terms of your parole agreement once you have served your time in jail or prison. The court is limited to how long a parole may be: no more than three years for a gross misdemeanor or five years for a felony. But based on your conduct during parole, the court may remove time for good conduct or extend parole if you break parole. If you are on parole and find yourself in trouble, you need to reach out for legal assistance as soon as possible.
The court has the right at any time while you are on parole to issue a warrant for your arrest if you are suspected of a violation. Your parole officer also has a great deal of power over your case and can arrest you, as well, for perceived violations of your agreement. Common violations are: abusing drugs or alcohol, refusing to take or failing a mandatory drug test for illegal substances, failing to report to your parole officer, not notifying your parole officer of a residence or job change, and much more serious charges like committing a new crime or multiple offenses. Any of these violations or others may land you in jail while the case gets worked through the system.
Often even if you are arrested the situation may be a simple misunderstanding and you will be released after a short time. The court can issue any time served as time taken off your parole duration. Good behavior while on parole can also take time off. The NRS covers these point reductions. My expert legal help can assist you and help you to minimize your time on parole.
If your violation puts you in jeopardy of losing your parole agreement and potentially returning to jail, you must reach out to me so you have legal help at your revocation hearing. Parole Revocation can have major consequences: if the judge determines your probation violation is serious enough, you may be returned to jail to serve out your original term. If you face criminal charges, your sentence may be even longer. At minimum, you may face extended parole time. My legal help can minimize or even eliminate more punishment depending upon the nature of your circumstances.
Douglas Crawford Law has over 30 years’ experience in helping parolees stay out of trouble. Do the best thing you can to put your conviction behind you and move into the future.
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