Appeals & PCRA

Whether you were sentenced to a period of probation or were paroled from a sentence of incarceration, the probation and parole department likely placed upon you a list of restrictions governing the terms of your conditional freedom.  Typically those restrictions include reporting regularly to your probation or parole officer, maintaining employment, making regular payments on fines, costs and restitution and taking and passing drug tests.  Failure to comply with any or all of these or similar conditions constitutes a “technical violation” of your probation or parole. 

A technical violation and/or new charges filed against you may result in your probation or parole officer lodging a detainer and subsequently requesting that a judge revoke your probation or parole.  Under those circumstances you have a right to a hearing before your probation or parole is revoked and you may be represented by an attorney at that hearing. 

Whether you are alleged to have committed a technical violation or a new crime while on probation or parole having an experienced attorney on your side is critical to your ability to make your case and protect your liberty.  I have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve the best possible results.  Call 412-238-4050 or click here to schedule a free consultation and we can discuss the specific circumstances of your case.  I offer flexible office hours, including evenings to work around your schedule.  I look forward to meeting you and discussing with you how I can help.