Legal Representation For Parole And Probation Violations
One small slip-up during parole or probation can leave you facing your original sentence or worse — and the burden of proof is much lighter for the government. At Carter & Foster LLC, we offer legal representation for parole and probation violations in Macon and throughout Middle Georgia, including:
- Technical violations, including failing a drug test or failing to report
- Special conditions violations
- New misdemeanor offenses
- New felony offenses
Preponderance Of Evidence Vs. Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
When you are charged with a crime, the government usually has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed that crime in order to convict you. This means that if there is any reasonable doubt that you did not commit the crime you are accused of, you cannot be convicted.
When it comes to probation or parole violations, however, it works differently. Instead of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed a crime, the government must only meet the preponderance of evidence standard. This means that prosecutors only have to prove that it is more likely than not that you committed the crime.
How We Can Help
Many people who are accused of probation or parole violations are sent to jail immediately and forced to stay there until their case is resolved. Our attorneys have decades of experience helping people through these situations. Some of the ways we can help include:
- We have formed good relationships with the probation office, so we may be able to have your probation hold lifted.
- There are deadlines associated with probation violations. Our lawyers will file the necessary motions as quickly as possible to give you the best chance at a favorable outcome.