misdemeanor_parole-violation-300x200Once the offender is detained and Parole Division decides on a hearing, the offender is interviewed by a parole officer. The offender is advised of their rights in the revocation hearing process to: be personally served with written notice of alleged parole violations,a preliminary hearing unless the offender is accused only of administrative violations or has been convicted of a new criminal offense. The purpose of this hearing is to determine if there is probable cause to believe a condition of release was violated. In some cases, the offender may choose to waive the preliminary hearing, a revocation hearing if the offender is alleged to have committed administrative violations or has been found guilty in a criminal case, full disclosure of all the evidence against the offender before the hearing, hire an attorney and, under certain circumstances, the conditional right to a state-appointed attorney, tell the hearing officer in person what happened and to present evidence, affidavits, letters, and documents to support their position, including the right to subpoena witnesses through the parole officer, confront and cross-examine adverse witnesses (unless the hearing officer finds good cause to deny confrontation), be heard on the allegations by someone designated by the Board.

If parole or mandatory supervision is revoked as a result of the hearing, the offender receives a written report by the hearing officer which describes the evidence relied upon in finding a violation. In certain cases, the offender may petition the Board to reopen the revocation hearing.
 
 

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