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  • What is the difference between probation and parole?
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      Firm Name: The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC
      Duration: 01:20
      Date: 2021-03-01
      Parole is consider part of the judge's order at the time of sentencing. It can follow jail time or be given in lieu of a prison sentence. Probation on the other hand is an early release of an inmate from prison. A person on probation or parole must follow certain “conditions,” which might include:   
      • meeting on a regular basis with a probation or parole officer
      • no history of using drugs and alcohol, and 
      • avoiding known criminals or gang members.
        If you have questions about probation, parole or criminal sentencing, contact West Virginia criminal defense attorney at The Giatras Law Firm.
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