Everyone incarcerated in Nevada State Prison gets placed on parole upon release. While on parole, ex-inmates must report to a parole officer and observe certain conditions such as staying out of trouble or not taking drugs.
A parolee allegedly caught violating the terms of parole may be sent back to prison. But before the court sustains the parole violation, the person is entitled to a Nevada "parole violation hearing." The purpose of a parole violation hearing is to determine whether or not the person really did violate his/her conditions of parole.
Nevada parole violation hearings generally take place at one of three correctional facilities: the High Desert State Prison, the Florence McClure Women's Correctional Center, or the Northern Nevada Correctional Center. All parolees are entitled to be represented by a Nevada criminal defense lawyer at the hearing.
With a good defense attorney it may be possible to avoid a parole violation and returning to Nevada State Prison altogether. Otherwise it may be possible to negotiate a shorter prison sentence for violating parole.
If you or a loved one is charged with a parole violation in Nevada, contact our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673) to discuss the case.
For information on California parole laws, go to our page on California parole laws.