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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.

What Our
Clients Have to Say

  • BEYOND AMAZING...

    “Elisabeth helped me through the most traumatic turning point in my life where I felt so alone and had no support except the fact that I needed to get through my disposition to ensure I would be able to continue to excel in my college studies and provide a better life for my young daughter who I am raising alone. Elisabeth provided me with encouraging words and any possible leads she had come across. I was amazed at how caring she was regarding matters outside of the actual case! After court, Thanks to Elisabeth, I was able to come home and continue to be a rock for my family. Since, I have recently ran out of funding 29 credits shy of my degree but still proud to finish the last semester with a 4.0 gpa making the Deans List five times still maintain work having also begun raising my orphaned seventeen year old god daughter who I came to know as one of the trouble kids at my local Boys & Girls Club where I was hired after completing the community service requirements in my case. I do not receive any financial help from government programs for my budding family but I begged for Elisabeth to take money for her exceptional service and she refused. I am forever grateful for her kindness and love each time that I look at my girls. She treated me like family and she didn't have to, she believed in me and encouraged me and stayed true to her word and I genuinely love and appreciate her for that beyond words. I trusted her with a long shot and she hit it out of the parking lot! Like my title says BEYOND AMAZING...”

    Jaimeen A.

  • He treated me with respect and always made me feel like my case was his only priority.

    “Because I live out of state, I needed representation that I could trust to best represent me and my interests. Jeff Engle provided regular, thorough counsel throughout the legal process. He treated me with respect and always made me feel like my case was his only priority.”

    KH

  • Outcome of the case was the best possible under the circumstances.

    “Very professional and upfront. Reviewed the facts of my case with me in a realistic manner and gave me excellent advice. Did not push hiring the firm on me but let me know exactly what I needed to do if I chose to have her firm represent me. Outcome of the case was the best possible under the circumstances. Well done and thank you!”

    TP

  • He treats you with respect, has a great personality, keeps you informed, makes you feel comfortable, and takes time to answer any questions.

    “Hired the Law Office to handle the new Adam Walsh Act law going into effect December 20, 2012. State of PA and State Police was requiring that I register under the new law. Not only required to register but also changing my Tier level from Tier 1 to Tier Pending. Originally was required to register as a Tier 1 for 10 years but under the new law they were requiring to register for life. Attorney Engle took the case and fought from the day he was hired until the case was resolved. This is the only Law Firm I have dealt with that work diligently and kept us well informed throughout the case. Our case Won on two levels: 1. I am no longer required to register under the new Adam Walsh Act. 2. Successfully removed my name from the Sex Offender Registry. I am no longer listed on State or Federal Megan Law web site. I have worked with several Law firms over the past 10 years and Attorney Engle is the best Attorney. He treats you with respect, has a great personality, keeps you informed, makes you feel comfortable, and takes time to answer any questions. He fought for my rights where not too many attorneys out there will. AND he WON our case against the State Attorney General and the Pennsylvania State Police. I will recommend this Law Firm to anyone that need legal representation no matter what the case might be. Big or small this is the law firm you want to hire. I cannot nor can anyone predict the same outcome but they will fight for your best interest.”

    Former client

  • He took the time to explain the process, understand the facts of my case and provide suggestions like retaining a private investigator.

    “I came to Shaffer & Engle Law Offices searching for hope after I entered a plea in my criminal case. I had a false allegation filed against me for a sexual offense that I did not commit. I was involved with another lawyer for 2 ½ years, when it came down to day before court we felt he was not prepared to represent me. I either took the plea of "Nolo Contendere" or went to jail the day of the trial. I felt trapped. I had this allegation against me and I was innocent. I met with the Attorney Engle. He took the time to explain the process, understand the facts of my case and provide suggestions like retaining a private investigator. He offered to represent me and quickly moved to withdraw my guilty plea. That was granted by the court and we proceeded to prepare for trial. They uncovered many things that our other lawyer did not bother to investigate. They met with character witnesses after hours to make sure my defense would be solid. Long story short, the DA in my case withdrew the charges. I went from a convicted man to completely being vindicated. Shaffer and Engle Law Offices also were able to assist me in another matter relating to the criminal case, but in civil court. The same results, all charges were dismissed. I appreciate the work they did, their prompt service, care and attention they showed to me and my family. I found their services to be affordable when compared to what they did for me. I would highly recommend them for anyone charged with a crime that they did not do.”

    JH