Parole & Probation Attorney in New York City
Mr. Petrus has experienced wonderful success in the area of New York parole and probation matters, including having received probably the highest percentage of “revoke and restores” at parole violation hearings than any other lawyer working in parole court.
Mr. Petrus is willing, if necessary, to litigate a violation from the very start to the end. NEVER waive your right to a preliminary violation hearing without first consulting Mr. Petrus.
Former Probation Officer Representing You in All Probation and Parole Matters
As a former probation officer for adult felons for almost seven years, Mr. Petrus has an acute understanding of how to negotiate with even the strictest and toughest parole and probation officers.
In addition to representing alleged violators at Probation or Parole Violation Hearings, Mr. Petrus can help people on parole and probation and obtaining “revokes and restores” for his clients:
- OBTAIN AN EARLY RELEASE FROM PRISON OR JAIL;
- OBTAIN AN EARLY TERMINATION FROM PAROLE, PROBATION, POST RELEASE SUPERVISION, PRESUMPTIVE RELEASE, OR CONDITIONAL RELEASE SUPERVISION;
- FILE A GRIEVANCE OR NEGOTIATE TO CHANGE OR ELIMINATE A PAROLE OR PROBATION RULE (IN PAROLE MATTERS GRIEVANCES SHOULD BE FILED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE SPECIAL CONDITION);
- TRANSFER PAROLE OR PROBATION SUPERVISION TO ANOTHER CITY IN NEW YORK OR ANOTHER STATE;
- ASSIST SOMEONE TO TRANSFER HIS OR HER PAROLE OR PROBATION TO NEW YORK;
- APPEAL A BAD PAROLE OR PROBATION VIOLATION DECISION;
- CALCULATE AND NEGOTIATE FOR YOUR CORRECT MAXIMUM EXPIRATION TO INSURE YOU RECEIVE ALL CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED.
Contact an Experienced New York City Probation Violations Attorney
If you have allegedly violated your probation conditions, then contact lawyer NYC to get help from probation violations attorney Paul D. Petrus, Jr. today. Call (212) 564-2440 to schedule a free initial consultation.
I often get phone calls from people on probation or federal supervised release, and they have complaints about their current limitations. Things like:
- My probation officer won’t let me travel appropriately
- I am unable to work a certain job
- I have unfair geographic restrictions imposed on me
- My probation officer is preventing me from earning a living
- I don’t get to see my family because of these limitations
The list goes on and on.
The first thing I recommend is to let me try to contact the client’s probation officer. Since I used to be a probation officer myself, I can try to convince the officer to implement a few changes to the client’s current restrictions, to help them be able to earn a living, see their family, or any other reasonable request.
Sometimes the probation officer is able to change the rules, because the current limitations have been set down at the officer’s discretion. Other times, these rules have been appointed by the court, and this means a change to parole will require court permission.
In general, the first step is to talk with the probation officer or the supervisor, because if I can obtain my client’s desired outcome, this is the fastest way to do so. It’s much quicker to have the probation officer change the rules because they can often do so from their desk.
If the client’s current limitations have been set down by the court, we will usually have to file a motion, go to court, receive a response from the US attorney, receive a response from the probation department, write a response to their motion, and so on. It’s much more involved, and ultimately more expensive for the client.
The initial step that I recommend is to allow me to try and negotiate with the probation officer or probation department, and see what that can get us.
If it becomes possible that we can change these limitations, whether due to new evidence or documentation we provide to the probation officers, or negotiation, we can help the client get their desired outcome. Clients are usually very happy with this, because they get the freedom they wanted and were able to achieve that quickly and at relatively low cost.
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