If you are a member of the armed forces and have recently been charged with violating parole, it is important to understand the elements of the charge, potential consequences and how to best protect your future.
Elements of Parole Violation
According to Article 134 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), there are several elements that must be met in order for a person to be convicted of violating his or her parole. These include:
- The accused was previously a prisoner as a result of a court martial conviction or convicted in a criminal proceeding
- The accused was released of confinement and was in parole
- The accused had certain conditions that he or she had to follow while on parole
- The accused was fully aware that he or she was bound by the conditions of the parole agreement
- The accused broke the conditions of the parole by committing a certain act or failing to perform an act
Possible Consequences of a Parole Violation
If convicted of violating parole, the service member could face serious punishments, including a bad conduct discharge, forfeiture of two-thirds of total pay for six months, as well as six months confinement.
How We Can Help
Don’t accept a charge of parole violation without fighting back. Attorney Garrison Wood specializes in military defense and knows how to build a solid defense. Contact Garrison Military Law today to schedule a free review of your case.
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