Put Our Experience To Work When Facing Probation Or Parole Violation Charges
Probation and parole are programs that allow convicted offenders to serve their sentences while remaining in their communities. However, one mistake could threaten your freedom.
At Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates, we help clients protect their probation and parole terms from revocation. With offices in the Bossier City-Shreveport area and Monroe, we represent clients throughout the state during parole and probation revocation hearings.
Jacqueline A. Scott is former probation/parole officer for the state of Louisiana. She is a lawyer who will fight hard to help you keep your freedom.
Protecting Your Freedom
In Louisiana, many criminal offenders are able to avoid serving their jail or prison terms through probation or are able to secure an early release from jail or prison through parole.
These programs allow convicted offenders to complete their sentences while remaining in their communities. However, probation and parole programs carry strict requirements. Common probation/parole conditions include:
- Reporting to the Division of Probation and Parole
- Staying within a certain geographic area
- Submitting to drug or alcohol testing
- Performing community service
- Not associating with those engaged in illegal activities
- Refraining from illegal activities
- Attending regular meetings with parole or probation officers
- Paying fines
- Obeying curfews
If individuals fail to obey the terms of their probation or parole, the programs may be revoked and individuals will be incarcerated for the remaining term of their sentence. Attorney Jacqueline Scott is known by her peers as a dedicated legal advocate who fights to protect the rights of her clients. Over her 30-year career, she has helped many clients protect their probation and parole sentences and avoid prison time.
Representation At Revocation Hearings
At Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates, we work closely with probation officers and the courts to negotiate alternatives to revocation — such as alcohol or drug treatment programs or additional community service — to preserve our clients’ probation and parole sentences. We also protect our clients’ interests during parole and probation revocation hearings.
Parole and probation revocation hearings are akin to mini-trials. The state will introduce evidence of your violation and witnesses may testify against you. It is important to have experienced legal counsel representing your interests.
Over the years we have successfully represented many clients during revocation hearings. We understand the importance of preserving parole and probation sentences and do everything in our power to protect our clients’ freedom.