Portland Defense Lawyers
If you have previously served a federal prison sentence, you will have been placed on supervised release. If you are on supervised release, you must generally be required to report to a "probation" officer and will be required to comply with many specific conditions of release. If you fail to comply with these conditions, or if you commit a new crime, your supervised release could be revoked, and you may have to return to prison. If it is alleged that you violated conditions of your supervised release, a lawyer can be instrumental in persuading the judge that you remain a qualified candidate for supervised release.
The attorneys of Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen, P.C., are strong advocates for individuals accused of violating supervised release. Based in Portland, we represent individuals across Oregon. The conditions of a person's supervised release are tailored to the nature of their conviction. Violation of a supervised release can occur in a number of different ways such as:
- Not reporting to your probation officer
- Failing a drug test
- Allegations of new criminal activity
- Failing to pay fines or restitution
- Failing to submit monthly reports
You are entitled to a hearing in these situations. In these hearings, however, you are not entitled to a jury of your peers, and the evidentiary standard is much lower. If the judge finds by a preponderance of the evidence that you violated your supervised release, you can be returned to prison.
Often, working with your probation officer before you appear in court can be helpful. We can discuss your situation with your probation officer and demonstrate all the reasons why you remain a viable candidate for supervised release. If you have been charged with a new crime, our law firm can defend you against that crime as well. All of our efforts will be geared to protecting your rights and achieving a favorable result.
Contact Raivio, Kohlmetz & Steen, P.C., for a Free Initial Consultation
If your probation officer has claimed you violating conditions of supervised release, contact our law firm immediately. We offer a free initial consultation and flexible fee arrangements depending on the nature of your case. Call toll free to 1-888-311-2016 or send us an e-mail.