In a parole revocation, my parole was revoked because three hearsay witnesses gave testimony to law enforcement – Georgia Criminal Law Questions and Answers


Ask a lawyer


criminal law

When my parole was revoked, my parole was…

But he went to court and refused to record and contact law enforcement, or even testify

Attorney’s response

A: The credibility of a witness in a parole rests with the judge and he/she is free to decide which of the statements is more credible. He/she can believe in whole, in part, or not at all a particular testimony and decide on the credibility of a witness.

That the burden of proof in the case of a revocation of probation is significantly lower than in the original criminal proceedings. With a suspended sentence you are already sentenced and the court has given you the privilege of not going to jail for the entire sentence. As you can see, it doesn’t take much for the court to rule that you broke parole and put you back in prison. Therefore, staying on track under judicial oversight is especially important.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information submitted through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is provided on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Justia or between you and an attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to build such a relationship. Additionally, responses in this forum do not constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon the information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional advice from a lawyer licensed or licensed in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on any information contained on or obtained through this website and disclaims any liability in relation to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information that an attorney provides through this service) is accurate, complete or current. While we endeavor to keep the information on this site up to date, the owners and contributors of this site make no claims, promises or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of any information contained on or linked to this site.