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In a parole revocation, my parole was revoked because three hearsay witnesses gave testimony to law enforcement – Georgia Criminal Law Questions and Answers

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In a parole revocation, my parole was revoked because three hearsay witnesses gave testimony to law enforcement – Georgia Criminal Law Questions and Answers

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When my parole was revoked, my parole was…

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

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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.

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