Free Consultations | Available 24/7

Call Now

Firm Logo
Play Video

Possible Penalties For Parole Violation

Possible Penalties For Parole ViolationPossible Penalties For Parole Violation

Parole is an arrangement by which a person convicted of a crime spends the remaining time of the sentence outside of prison. People on parole receive an early release provided that they meet certain conditions.

Examples of possible parole violations include the parolee breaking the law or failing to inform the court if he or she changes jobs or moves away. The court may also set terms of parole specific to the offense. For example, if the conviction was for driving while intoxicated, the court may require that the parolee abstain from alcohol or substances. FindLaw provides some examples of possible penalties for parole violations, organized here by approximately the mildest to the most severe.

Increased term of parole

The court can add additional parole time to a person who commits a violation. However, an increased parole term cannot extend beyond the term of his or her original sentence.


The court can require that an individual who violates parole pay a fine. This can be hundreds or thousands of dollars

Parole revocation

The court can revoke the parole and send the individual back to prison following a violation.

Arrest warrant

If the parole violation is severe enough, the court may issue a warrant for the individual’s arrest.

Additional criminal charges

If the parole violation is a new crime, the individual may face criminal charges for that offense. These may be separate from whatever penalties the court imposes for parole violation.

The penalty an individual may face for parole violation depends on factors such as the severity of the offense.

review Accentreview Accent
quote imagequote image
What My Clients Say

"I cannot say enough good things about Jill and her staff... During one of the most trying times for me, not only did she support me, but she and her staff truly listened to me and, most importantly, had my best interest at heart. I will refer Jill to anyone that needs a hands-down professional, caring lawyer to get them through a difficult time."

Elizabeth S.
More Five Star Reviews
Expertise DuiExpertise Dui
Expertise Criminal DefenseExpertise Criminal Defense

Work With A Skilled, Certified Criminal Trial Attorney From The Beginning – Your Future Depends On It Don’t Be Tricked Into Hiring A Lawyer Who Does Not Have Your Best Interests In Mind.

review Accentreview Accent
© 2024 The Law Office of Jill R. Cohen. All Rights Reserved.Disclaimer.Site Map.
Call Now