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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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Much of that is at the discretion of the Probation officer and supervisor handling your boyfriend's case. It is a good thing that he turned himself in, however, for the purposes of sentencing. I rec ...Read more

Anything that helps the inmate present a favorable image of the inmate should be used. An inmate parole package is a useful tool especially when used in conjunction with live testimony at the par ...Read more

Unfortunately I cannot speak to the laws of a State outside of Florida, but in Florida a defendant's options can be limited for obtaining a bond on an out of State hold.   After a certain amount ...Read more

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Can I get taken off probation early?

Q: I have a 3 year probation sentence and currently into my 20th month with no violations. What are the chances of my probation officer petitioning for my early release. I have not been violated on ... Read more

Recent changes in expungement laws-time frames change, other changes

As people may know, expungement is a tool that permits people to erase criminal histories in state and local criminal history records. It is available mostly to those who have been either charged but ... Read more

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

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