conviction for a white collar crime (embezzlement). I spoke to my parole officer on the phone and she already seems to hate me. I've got a ton of restitution, but I don't do drugs of any kind, already have a job and live at home with my wife and son. Is there anyway the officer can send me back to jail, like they already threatened to do?
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They do not have the power to put you in jail, but they can notify the judge if there is a violation and the judge can put you in jail at a hearing. Contact your attorney if you have concerns.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
Your question mentions a parole officer. Perhaps you are referring to probation, which in Maryland is a period of supervision up to five years imposed at sentencing. If you are referring to parole, that, in Maryland, involves being released by the Maryland parole commission. In Maryland, probation agents also supervise parolees.
Being human, probation and parole agents can make mistakes. Also, being human, they might be more prone not to be accurate about probationers and parolees they do not like. If charged with a parole violation, you risk being detained pending a parole violation hearing, without a judge's involvement. If charged with a probation violation, at least you will be able to be heard by a judge to determine any bond pending a probation violation hearing.
It sounds worth your while to consult privately with a qualified lawyer to address such options as smoothing out matters with your agent and/or to seek a replacement agent. All the best. Jon
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Criminal Defense Attorney
Remember this, parole/probation officers have a tough job and meet with some pretty rough people all day long, so they will be short with you. Do not take this as a personal offense. Be sure to show up on time and bring any paperwork that is requested. Once the probation officer sees that you are serious about the restitution and keeping out of trouble they will be a lot easier to deal with.