Q: If a parolee is obtained for new charges and can bond out, but has a hold for absconding and cant bond out. Whats Why??

Been obtained for 5 days now and still yet haven't heard from parole/probation officer or gotten any thing on paper about why parolee is being held on the absconding or to have a hearing . No one will tell the parolee if its possible to bail out, or have a hearing, or even speak with parole officer, or what needs to be done to get the ball rolling or has there been a break in the law and how long parolee has sat and waited on something or anything to come for a revokation hearing or why parolee cant bail out ? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

1 Lawyer Answer
James E Hensley Jr
James E Hensley Jr
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Conway, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: There is not enough information to tell you everything but generally, once a parole reoffends, the PO will revoke his probation and keep him in jail. The parolee now has the new charges and then the revocation. If the new charges are not too bad, the PO will keep him in jail for a month maybe less then release him. If the parolee can't stay out of trouble, he will be sent to the TVP (Technical Violator Program) for a few months.

No one will speak with you because you are not a lawyer and they are very busy. They represent the parolee. They don't do much for his family though. They will speak with the parolee soon though. Since he is out on parole he is really walking inmate. Until his parole is up he is subject to revocation and will be placed back in jail. They can keep him in jail until his time would have been up.

For example, if he had a 10 year parole order, and got new charges at year five, they can keep him in jail for 5 years. In real life though, he would only do a year or so on the revocation. He also has to do the time or probation on the new charges too if he is found or pleads guilty.

I hope things work out well for him and you. Thanks for reaching out.

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