We recently discussed how difficult it can be to move when you are on probation or parole. This is only one point that can lead to you facing legal troubles for violating your probation or parole.
When you are placed on one of these supervisory programs, you have to abide by the conditions of the program. Some of these conditions, such as avoid racking up more criminal charges, are universal. Others, such as taking a drug test at random times, are implemented on a case-by-case basis depending on the circumstances.
One of the best things that you can do for yourself when you are on probation or parole is to review the conditions you must abide by. Ask questions if you don't understand something. Take the time to make sure that you are doing things by the book. We know that this might be challenging, but you should do your best to avoid issues.
If you end up violating, your supervising officer can opt to let the violation slide or to file the violation. In some cases, having to file the violation is automatic. When there is an option, there is a chance that the rapport you have with the officer might sway the decision he or she makes.
When a violation is filed, you will have to stand before the judge to decide your fate. There aren't jury trials for these violation cases. This means that you need to work hard on your defense since you will have to present it directly to the judge. Having to stand before the judge is one of the most difficult things you might have to do during the time you are on probation or parole.