If you were represented by counsel in the underlying case, contact your lawyer about this issue. If you were not represented, contact an attorney and them review the conditions and represent you at the VOP hearing. It may be necessary to get a CD recording of the disposition to see what conditions the court imposed.
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I agree with counsel, I'd have a lawyer (whether it's the one who represented you or a new one) to represent you at the VOP. Probation and parole get away with a lot if you don't have someone there fighting for you. Hope that's helpful
In Maryland, a common standard probation condition is to follow your probation officer's lawful orders, but the argument goes that tour agent cannot order you to do anything that the judge explicitly decided you need not do. Beyond that are additional arguments that probation does not allow your agent carte blanche in making orders to you.
It is time for you to hire your original or a new lawyer to defend you, and to discuss whether you are being accused of violating any probation conditions other than following your agent's "lawful orders".
Upon finding a probation violation, a judge has the option to order you to serve some or all of tour suspended sentence, and impose harsher probation conditions. All the best to you. Jon
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It sounds to me like you're asking why you have to comply with both parole and probation, and the answer may be because they are two separate things. But without more details and a look at your papers this question is impossible to answer further. Is there some reason you can't ask your lawyer?
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