Monday, June 13, 2011

Chicago Criminal Attorney Comments on Parole Violations

This Chicago Criminal attorney has posted here about parole.
One of the biggest challenges is not “catching” any more cases.  Pleading guilty or being found guilty of a new criminal charge can trigger a parole violation.  If you violate the terms and conditions of your parole you could be forced to spend the remaining prison sentence inside, instead of outside with a P.O. (Probation/Parole Officer). 

It doesn’t even matter if you are a scion, you could land right back in prison.

Ryan LeVin turned himself in to Illinois Department of Corrections custody this morning at Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet, a spokeswoman for the department said.
LeVin, who was convicted in the hit-and-run deaths of two British tourists in Florida, surrendered to authorities  just after 10:50 a.m. in Illinois for a  parole violation, and he will await his parole hearing in prison, a state official said.
Officials sought his extradition in a parole violation stemming from a 2006 incident in which he ran over a Chicago police officer and sparked a high-speed chase on the Kennedy Expressway. He is accused of violating the terms of his parole last year when he traveled without permission to Florida to answer the vehicular homicide charges against him.
When someone first mentioned this case, they were aghast that he had left Illinois without the court’s permission.  I explained, frequently, people just didn’t understand that they must ask the court for permission.  Somehow I suspect he thought since he had a court date in another jurisdiction he wouldn’t have to ask for permission to leave Illinois.

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