What's the difference between probation and parole?
Probation is granted by the sentencing judge. Parole is early prison release granted by
prison officials. Parole is similar to probation in that the offender is free
from incarceration, with rights limited by the parole conditions. Conditions of parole
tend to be similar to but more restrictive than probation conditions.
has been abolished in some states. These states keep inmates until the
end of their given term, then release them without supervision. This
approach is in keeping with the theory that prison is to punish, not to
Proof & Defenses in Criminal Cases
Getting a Lawyer for your Criminal Case
Steps in a Criminal Defense Case
Arraignment: Your First Court Appearance
Plea Bargains (Deals) in a Criminal Case
Legal Elements of Common Crimes
Expungement & Criminal Records
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Can I change defense lawyers after I've hired one?
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Does it matter whether a suspect is given the Miranda warning?
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