Can you appeal a parole violation?

My boyfriend was sentenced to 58 months for controlled sustance on 12/17/07. He served a couple weeks short of a year. He was accepted to the CIP program and spent 6 months there before being released on 10/28/08. He was realeased on ISR at that time. He was doing very well until he made a bad choice to drink alcohol. He failed a breathalizer and that was in violation of his parole. He had his parole hearing this morning and they sent him back to prison. That is all I really know at this time but I was curious if you can appeal a parole violation.

Asked on June 8, 2009 under Criminal Law, Minnesota

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

No, this was his chance and he ruined it.  Basically, he was close and decided to make an irresponsible decision.  At this point, he needs to think about his decision and hire a private criminal defense attorney or speak to his public defender.

Try www.attorneypages.com and check his or her record at the Minnesota State Bar.


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