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Probation violation nets man more than 6 years in jail

Anyone who is on parole or probation knows how important it is to stay out of trouble. For some people, trouble just seems to sneak up on them when they least expect it. In those cases, the parolee or probationer will usually face charges associated with parole or probation violations. For one man, violating his probation by being convicting of theft has landed him a sentence of more than six years in jail.

Marijuana possession leads to probation violation

Official documents show that a legal authority in the state faces a probation violation hearing related to drinking and driving. If he is found guilty, the defendant faces two months in jail. In 2003, defendant was found guilty of another DUI and was also placed on probation for that offense. The defendant is appealing a court decision related to his probation because the judge denied him probation before judgment. He was convicted of marijuana possession in November 2012, which led to the current probation violation.

Robbery suspect wanted in Maryland arrested in Florida

A suspect in a South Carolina robbery was captured in Florida and is expected to be extradited. Authorities report that the multiple offender is charged with stealing valuables worth about $100,000. Law enforcement personnel report that he committed parole violations and additional robberies in two other states, including Maryland. According to court reports, the defendant was using an alias at the time of his arrest. Local law enforcement personnel were working with outside agencies to retrieve the stolen merchandise that may have been sold in Florida.

Parole revoked after man's Maryland DUI conviction

A man who served time in prison for a fatal DUI crash is in trouble again after his release for violating his parole. The man was convicted of negligent homicide, among other charges, stemming from his role in a 1994 crash that killed two passengers and permanently disabled a third. He received a 25-year sentence but was released in 2007 to go to Maryland, where his parents lived.

Maryland court commissioners setting bail?

It has been claimed that Maryland court commissioners wield a great deal of power in the criminal court system of our state. Concerning defendants that are taken into custody just before or during a weekend, it is often the court commissioner that ultimately sets the bail for individuals arrested.

Individual paroled after 36 years

A man convicted of murder and who had served 36 years in prison will now be released from prison. This individual was granted parole with the support of the prosecutor, who was originally responsible for charging him with the crime, and the current district attorney.

U.S. Supreme court rules on juveniles and life without parole

In a ruling that will have ramifications for the juvenile criminal system in Maryland, the United States Supreme Court abolished any mandatory life sentences for juveniles without parole. However, individual judges could still sentence a juvenile to life without parole in individual cases, but state and federal laws could not be used to automatically hand down such a sentence.

Juvenile offenders and their educational needs

When young people are on probation or paroled from a penal institution, one of the greatest challenges they face are gaps in their education that will prevent them from obtaining meaningful employment. Schools are absolutely essential in making certain that such gaps can be mended.

Woman sentenced for forgery

The assumption is often made that individuals on probation are not really facing any criminal penalties for the acts that they've allegedly committed. Yet individuals on probation generally face or have served imprisonment, are subject to various fines and are sometimes required to pay restitution to victims of crimes.

Proposed changes to Maryland parole and probation laws

Politicians in Maryland seem to understand that supervised parole and probation is expensive. State Senator Christopher B. Shank has proposed a bill allowing for "earned compliance credits" for what are considered low-risk offenders.

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