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Criminal Law: Procedure FAQ
Can I "settle" the charges against me? Does community service or probation still appear on your permanent record? Does deferred prosecution mean you have to admit to the felony you've been accused of? If you make a plea bargain with the police department to reduce charges, will the district attorney ... Read more

Criminal Law Sentencing Parole and Probation FAQ
Can I move if I'm on probation? Can probation be revoked? Can you appeal being found guilty of violating probation? Do I have to complete the entire probation time? Does community service or probation still go on your permanent record? Is there any difference between being sent to jail or prison? What's ... Read more

Home Confinement as an Alternative to Prison
Today’s jails and prisons are overcrowded and expensive. To cope, court systems increasingly offer home confinement, or house arrest, as an alternative to traditional incarceration. Home confinement became much more common after the advent of the electronic monitoring bracelet in 1983. In addition, ... Read more

The Parole Process: An Early Release from Prison
Parole isn't exactly a "get out of jail free" card. But even with conditions, it beats remaining inside. ... Read more

When Is a Prisoner Released to a Halfway House?
Towards the end of their sentences, inmates and parolees can be sent to halfway houses. These are also called community corrections centers or residential reentry centers. Halfway houses are supposed to help prisoners reenter society by providing supervision and transitional services. Some are run by ... Read more

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If is has been more than a year since you were put on probation then it is to late to challenge your conviction. The probation officer and the DA checking up on you to see how you are doing is pa ...Read more

A probation officer has a few option as to what he/she can do in regards to a possible violation of probation.  A probation officer can write an affidavit concerning your violation, submit it to ...Read more

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Violations of Parole and Probation in Pennsylvania: "Gagnon II" Hearings and Sanctions

If an individual on supervision in Pennsylvania commits a new criminal offense, or violates a condition of supervision, that person is subject to further potential penalties. "Supervision" i ... Read more

The Second Circuit Issues an Important Decision on Immigration Detention

Introduction: Lora v. ShanahanOn October 28, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided Lora v. Shanahan, an important case concerning mandatory detention for pending remo ... Read more

Will retail theft charges be consecutive or concurrent for sentencing?

Q: What happens when 2 counties (PA) simultaneously charge Felony 3 retail theft and receiving stolen property lumped together? Husband recently arrested in Beaver County and charged w/2 counts eac ... Read more

Parole detainer. How long can they keep her?

Q: My wife is in jail for parole detainer. She's been in jail since February. How long can they keep her? What can I do to get her out? A: A lot of men in your situation would want to keep the w ... Read more

PAROLE VIOLATION-WILL I MAKE BOND?

Q. If I violated my parole in PA can I get out on bond? A. It is hard to tell what you are asking without more information. I will assume you are on parole and not probation, as there is a differ ... Read more

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