Do you need legal assistance with a probation or parole issue in Orange County? If so, Mark McDonald is here to help you. With over 23 years of experience Mark McDonald has a track record of proven results in Southern California courts. As a former Special Prosecutor and renowned defense attorney, he understand how the state will prove your case and therefore how to beat the charges against you.
Probation and Parole
Probation violation occurs when an individual is serving probation or parole and does not adhere to the required conditions. A violation case becomes complicated quickly. What starts out as something seemingly innocent, such as coming late to a court appearance, can easily spiral into something much more serious. When a violation occurs a parole or probation officer files a report with the parole board or court. Since a defendant is still under the jurisdiction of the court or parole board, they can easily amend or modify the conditions of release. Failure to comply with the conditions of probation or parole can result in jail time.
When first facing criminal charges, most people ensure they have great legal representation. Defendants should use as much diligence in finding experienced counsel to assist with parole issues as they did with the initial crime. Unlike new criminal charges, probation violations do not need to be proved beyond reasonable doubt. It is your word against the probation or parole officer's as to whether the violation took place. In most cases, the judge follows the officer's advice as to sentencing. After all, the judge knows the officers and only knows you through your previous criminal case. Even if the evidence against you was gathered illegally, you can easily be found guilty and sent back to jail with a harsh penalty. If you have violated probation or parole, you need powerful, experienced defense attorney on your side. At the Law Office of Mark McDonald, we provide clients throughout Orange County California with a powerful,effective defense.
When we represent you in a probation or parole violation matter, we will thoroughly investigate all aspects of your case and look for every legal avenue to overcome the charges. If it is a mere technical violation of the conditions of your parole or probation, we will work to present your case in the best light possible. If you have not yet been arrested for the violation, we can arrange your surrender and go before the court to obtain a bond for you release.Whatever the circumstances of your parole or probation issue, let Mark McDonald help you resolve it.