What is the purpose of a revocation heaing?

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What is the purpose of a revocation heaing?

Significant other has a case against him for 3 years for theft which is a felony. He served his time in the county jail and is on probation. So why is he having a revocation hearing? He had a warrant out and got arrested all because he didn’t appear for his previous court date.

Asked on July 5, 2012 under Criminal Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

A probation/parole revocation hearing is where the Judge (if the person was placed on probation) or parole board (if the person is out of prison on parole) will take testimony and determine whether or not your significant other violated the terms and conditions of their probation or parole.

Often times probation/parole may be revoked by a failure to report to probation officer; violating new criminal laws while on probation; drug or alcohol use; or violating any other court/parole ordered condition.

If revoked, the Judge or parole board could sentence a person to further time in jail/prison, or increase the severity and conditions of their probation/parole. Your significant other may want to consult with a Criminal defense Attorney for representation at his hearing to better defend his case.


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