Parole & Probation Attorney in Victorville
Consistently Dedicated to Your Defense
If you were convicted of a crime, Law Office of Heather Hinton can provide you with strategic legal counsel through the post-conviction process. We are committed to doing everything in our power to help our clients get the relief they need so that they can move on with their lives.
Our Victorville parole and probation lawyer has extensive experience helping individuals handle several post-conviction matters, including:
Do you believe that a mistake or error occurred during your trial? You have the right to file an appeal to reverse your conviction. To file an appeal, you must have adequate grounds—you cannot file an appeal simply because you do not like the outcome of your case.
The grounds for appealing a criminal conviction in California include:
- Insufficient evidence
- False arrest
- Jury misconduct
- Sentencing errors
- Improper admission of evidence
- Ineffective assistance of counsel
- Prosecutorial misconduct
Our skilled criminal lawyer can review your court records to search for any mistakes that could lead to a successful appeal. If you have sufficient grounds, you may file a request that the appellate court review the proceedings of your trial to determine if there were legal errors that substantially affected your rights or the decision that was made.
Parole v. Probation in Victorville
In California, there are two main types of criminal offender supervision: probation and parole. Although these programs are distinct from one another, both involve the opportunity to remain out of prison and in the community as long as certain conditions are met.
Common conditions that a person on probation or parole must meet include:
- Abstaining from the use of alcohol or drugs
- Attending drug counseling or alcohol treatment programs
- Maintaining employment and a residence
- Avoiding criminal activity and contacting any victims
- Remaining in a specific geographic area
- Paying all court-ordered fines and fees
- Appearing in all required court hearings
- Completing court-ordered community service
- Complying with your probation officer’s instructions
- Refraining from possessing a firearm when that right has been removed
A failure to comply with any of the terms of your probation or parole can result in severe consequences. If you have been charged with a violation, a judge could revoke probation or parole, extend probation, or impose an original sentence. It is crucial that you consult with a skilled criminal defense lawyer who can help you defend against the accusations made against you.
How Long is a Parole Hold in California?
The length of parole varies depending on the nature of the crime convicted. On average, parole is 3 years. However, parole terms of 5 or 10 years are not uncommon. Parolees who were convicted of murder are placed on parole for life. In order to receive parole, a parole must agree to comply with certain requirements or risk a parole violation. Not doing so may result in the revocation of a parole offer and further prison time. Examples of some requirements are:
- Not possessing or being in the presence of deadly weapons
- Not associating with gang members.
- Consenting to be searched by police even without a search warrant or cause
Call Today for Tenacious Defense
At Law Office of Heather Hinton, we never stop fighting for the best interests of our clients, even after they have been convicted. Whether you are trying to appeal your conviction or need help defending against a charge for a probation or parole violation, our legal team is ready to aggressively advocate on your behalf.
Whether it is in the courtroom or at the negotiation table, Heather Hinton will advise on the best approach based on your unique situation.
Every case has its own intricate facts that Heather Hinton will carefully review in order to provide targeted legal advice for your legal matter.
Heather Hinton works with clients one-on-one so they can gain the full and unimpeded benefit of her legal experience and knowledge.