The Parole Revocation Defense Unit at The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice is dedicated to providing representation for those charged with a parole violation in the New York City area on a New York State parole violation warrant. We can also provide legal advice, referrals and assistance to New Yorkers concerned about their parole supervision.
If you are incarcerated on a New York State parole violation or are concerned that you may be violated on parole, please contact PRDU at 212-577-3500.
The Less Is More Act (LIM), which went into full effect on March 1, 2022, drastically reformed the parole violation system in New York State. The law limits sanctions for technical parole violations and provides higher burdens of proof.
Upon your release from prison, you will be given a set of conditions and instructions to report to a parole officer in your community. The officer may provide additional conditions including a curfew, a residency requirement, or that you attend all parole court appearances.
Making the transition from prison to parole supervision is a difficult and trying experience no matter what your circumstances. Some situations, however, often arise that cause parole to be particularly difficult.
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Last Updated: 23 August 2023
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