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Probation and parole are different programs

We recently discussed the difficulties that some people who are on parole might have when they are trying to find a job. Interestingly, even people who are on probation might have the same difficulties just because of the felony mark on their criminal record. We know that the thought of being placed on probation or having to deal with parole might be worrisome. We can help you learn the differences and determine how your case might be affected by probation or parole.

How can I meet job requirements for probation or parole?

When you are on probation or parole, one of the requirements you have to meet might be to find suitable employment. That might not be as easy as you think because of your criminal record. In fact, finding a job is often one of the most frustrating terms of probation or parole. While you can't force an employer to hire you, there are some ways that you can improve your chances of being hired.

What should I know about being released on parole?

Anyone who is in prison has likely had thoughts of what will happen if he or she is released on parole. There are a lot of different rules and regulations that any parolee must follow if he or she wants to remain compliant with the conditions of his or her parole.

What is a parole hearing?

Once a defendant is convicted and sentenced to serve time in prison, the defendant's next big concern might be the parole hearing. Some prisoners are eligible for parole after they serve a certain portion of their sentence. Parole isn't automatic or guaranteed. Instead, the inmate will have to go before a parole board for a parole hearing to determine if he or she will be able to be integrated back into the community through parole.

The Department of Probation and Parole has a variety of duties

When most people think of having to deal with probation and parole officers, they might think of simply having to report into the office to have a normal check-in interview. That is only one instance in which a person who is involved in the criminal justice system might have to deal with the Department of Probation and Parole. This department handles a variety of other duties that can affect defendants, probationers and parolees.

Probation violations must be taken seriously

When you are given probation as a penalty for a criminal conviction, you must ensure that you meet all the requirements for the probation program. When you don't meet the requirements, you can stand to face new criminal charges for a probation violation. In some cases, being found guilty of a probation violation can land you in jail and can result in more fines.

Court's sentencing wording affects ability to seek parole

For people who are facing criminal charges, finding out the possible sentences for their charges is something that becomes a priority. While there are some guidelines for most crimes in Maryland, there is usually some leeway regarding sentencing. A person can be sentenced to incarceration, probation, fines, community service, a host of other options or a combination of two or more of these options.

Man charged with arson held on probation violation without bond

The past has a way of catching up with us. After an investigation of a year and a half, one Maryland man is now facing charges from an incident that occurred in 2012. According to the chief/public affairs officer, the man is being held on a probation violation without bond. He allegedly was the person who was responsible for starting a fire on Nov. 14 of that year at the Loudoun County Community Corrections Office. An estimated $200,000 in damaged was caused by that fire. The community corrections office had to be relocated. While it is believed that a fire at the office's new location was related to the November fire, the Dec. 19 fire is still under investigation.

33-year Maryland fugitive granted parole after turning himself in

People make mistakes in life, but there are some instances in which a person's desire to make the mistake right can help them to get closure for the incident. A recent case involving a man who escaped a pre-release program in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1980 recently turned himself into law enforcement officials.

Maryland man faces prison sentence for probation violation

When you are on probation, it is very important to make sure you understand all the conditions of your probation. If you fail to comply with those conditions, you face the possibility of having to serve jail time or other consequences. For one man, failing to comply with his probation terms has landed him in trouble. Despite being sentenced to serve four months in jail, the man sees a positive side of the sentence.

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