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A Diligent Pennsylvania Probation Violation Attorney Gets You Back on Track

Knowledgeable parole violation defense helps reduce jail time

In Pennsylvania, there are usually no differences in the supervision of probation and parole, but there is a major difference when a defendant violates the conditions of their parole or probation.  If someone violates probation, a judge may revoke their original sentence and impose a new one. If someone violates parole, that person may be returned to prison to finish serving their original sentence. Thus, in Pennsylvania and other states, probation violations are frowned upon by the court.

Should you ever be charged with probation or parole violations, you need a knowledgeable and experienced Pennsylvania criminal attorney. Among Philadelphia criminal lawyers, David Jay Glassman has both the knowledge and experience your case requires. At the Law Offices of David Jay Glassman, our firm’s founding attorney has also served as a deputy attorney general in Pennsylvania and a prosecutor in New Jersey.

Violations of probation or parole in Pennsylvania

We understand that innocent mistakes can often lead to probation or parole violations, which is why we fight tenaciously to ensure our clients remain protected — and free. Although the terms probation and parole are often used interchangeably, they are not the same:

  • Probation comes in lieu of a sentence. The defendant is granted freedom on a conditional basis, subject to specific conditions. Many first-time offenders and juvenile offenders are given probation rather than house arrest or incarceration.
  • Parole occurs only after a person has served time in jail or prison. Should that person be released early, prior to the expiration of their sentence, they are said to be on parole, which is a conditional release. Like someone on probation, a person on parole must follow specific rules and conditions.

Among criminal defense attorneys in Philadelphia, David Jay Glassman has defended many high-profile cases, yet he approaches each case with the same level of dedication and concern. Our team at the Law Offices of David Jay Glassman is accessible when you need us and will work hard on your behalf to keep you out of jail.

Contact a skilled probation violation attorney in Philadelphia today

When you have been charged with a probation or parole violation, the Law Offices of David Jay Glassman can help. Speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney by calling us at 215-563-7100 or contacting us online.