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Parole & Probation Violation Lawyers in Harrisburg

Aggressively Protecting Your Rights & Fighting for Your Freedom

Being convicted of a probation or parole offense may lead to enhanced penalties or even a return to jail. Whether you have been accused of violating your probation by failing to report in, or for a technical violation, Shaffer & Engle is here to help. Regardless of the circumstances, our Dauphin County probation and parole violation attorneys are ready to begin working on your case. Our legal team understands how to effectively help clients who are accused of violating probation or parole terms.

Call us now at (717) 268-4287 to learn how our Harrisburg criminal defense lawyers can help you.

Understanding Probation & Parole Violations

After you have been convicted of a crime, probation or parole may be one of the terms of your punishment. Parole or probation may be given on its own or it may be required for an early release from jail or prison. Any person who has allegedly violated their probation terms is subject to having their probation or parole revoked completely. In order to try to prevent having your parole or probation revoked, it is important that you seek experienced legal representation right away. Keeping you out of jail or prison is our top priority when you choose our firm.

A few of the common situations which may lead to parole or probation violations include:

  • Failing a mandatory drug test
  • Testing positive for alcohol use
  • Failing to show up for a mandatory drug test
  • Failing to pay the necessary court costs/fines
  • Failing to adhere to community service terms
  • Committing a crime while on probation/parole
  • Failing to pay obligations such as child support
  • Failing to report to your parole/probation officer on time or at all

Request a Revocation Hearing in Dauphin County

Before your probation or parole is formally revoked and your punishment is served, you have the right to a hearing. Many people are not aware that they can request this hearing because they are not told to sign the necessary form while in jail or for any other number of reasons. You are entitled to a preliminary revocation hearing and a final revocation hearing, during both of which you should have strong representation by your side.

Having a Harrisburg probation and parole violation attorney at the hearing can ensure that your rights and best interests are fully protected. At Shaffer & Engle, our attorneys have more than 65 years of combined experience representing clients like yourself against all types of charges, including probation and parole violations.

We're here to represent you in your revocation hearings and all criminal defense matters. Call us at (717) 268-4287 to request a free consultation.

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    “Jeff provided us with clear advice and immediate responses to my multitude of questions and concerns. We are grateful our case is finally settled and would certainly recommend him.”

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    “Jeff is the fourth attorney that I have worked with regarding custody of my son. My previous attorneys were neither knowledgeable of the law as it applied to my case nor followed through on the actions they said they would take. Not only did Jeff know what he was doing, but he did everything that he said he would in a timely fashion. Given that my case involved an international relocation, allocation of sole custody for residency purposes abroad, and a non-custodial parent who was anything but cooperative, there was a high likelihood that my case would be unsuccessful with even the potential of being ordered to return to the US to maintain physical custody of my son. Today my child and I are happily living abroad and I was able to obtain the residency permit for my son to remain here. I attribute the success of my case to Jeff and his firm. They handled everything beautifully and were able to minimize our anxiety throughout a difficult process. Thank you!”

    Former Client

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