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If you’re facing a violation of your parole or probation, it is crucial that you retain a parole violations criminal defense attorney or a probation violations criminal defense attorney with the proper experience in order to avoid additional penalties or further incarceration. 

Many people think that parole and probation violations are the same. Indeed, many attorneys do not even understand the difference, however the differences are substantial.  

Probation exists when a judge suspends some or all of a defendant’s jail/prison sentence and places the defendant on probation. 

This probation may be supervised by the Department of Parole and Probation for the county in which the defendant is convicted, or may be transferred to a county where the defendant actually resides. 

In some instances, probation may last up to, but not exceeding 5 years. In other instances, the probation may be for a shorter term, or even unsupervised.  

It is important to remember that no matter where a defendant’s probation is supervised, whether it be in another county or even another state, a violation of the terms and conditions of that probation would still need to be determined by the sentencing judge in the state and county in which the original conviction and sentence were handed down.  

In violation of probation cases, the probation agent reports violations to the courts, but it is a judge who ultimately determines whether you violated your probation, and what, if any portion of the suspended sentence should be imposed. 

Parole hearings are held at the jail or prison whereas probation hearings are held in a court before the sentencing judge, and each requires an experienced attorney who understands how these two different types of hearings work.    

The team at Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC has spent four decades successfully defending clients who have been accused of violating their probation or the terms of their parole. 

These cases require creative legal maneuvering, the proper connections, and extensive experience. 

Even more complex is when a client is facing multiple probation violations spanning various jurisdictions across Maryland or sometimes in other states, as well.

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Probation violations are frequently associated with drug or alcohol abuse issues that have not been properly addressed by the probationer. 

It is very difficult for individuals on probation to comport their behavior to the requirements of the court when they are being driven by an addiction. Mr. Kadish and his team are focused on facilitating treatment for clients in need of rehabilitation. 

The Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC team has extensive experience working with judges and probation agents to help clients remain on probation without facing additional penalties.


Mr. Kadish has experience in every area of criminal defense, so no matter what charges you’re facing — he and his team have the skill, knowledge, and relationships to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

This is the firm you want on your side when your life, career, family, finances, and reputation are at risk.


Craig M. Kadish & Associates, LLC is an award-winning criminal defense practice with 30+ years of experience in all areas of criminal law.

If you’re facing legal charges, contact the team immediately. They’re available at all hours to help you navigate the challenging legal process and reach the best possible outcome.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I get arrested?

When you get arrested, the very first thing you should do is call an experienced, aggressive, highly skilled defense attorney. You don't want to call just any lawyer because some lawyers don't do criminal work. Some lawyers do criminal work, some of the time.

We do criminal work all of the time. So call us. Get us on the case immediately. Even if you're only being investigated for a crime and haven't been charged yet there is still time for us to help. Often we can keep you from being charged in the first place. 

What should I say during an interrogation?

During an interrogation, your best play is always to say nothing. It doesn't matter what the police promise you, it doesn't matter what anyone promises you, keep your mouth closed and call your lawyer immediately. We're here to help. 

Am I going to jail?

Whether or not someone goes to jail is going to depend upon a number of factors. What are the charges against you? What's your criminal history like? Is it a high profile case that's going to put pressure on the prosecutor to go against you in a very aggressive fashion? And most importantly, what is your criminal defense attorney like?

Are they experienced? Aggressive? Skillful? We are all those things. So make sure that when your freedom and your life are on the line that you contact us. 

Will my boss find out I've been arrested?

Whether or not an employer finds out about your arrest is oftentimes up to you. However if you have a job that requires a security clearance or you're working with children or you're driving a vehicle, you will oftentimes have to tell your employer. It varies on a case by case basis.

Call me and we can talk about whether or not your employer needs to know about your charges. 

How much does a criminal defense attorney cost?

There really is no set fee for a criminal defense attorney.

The fee is generally based on a number of factors; the criminal history of the defendant, the nature and the extent of the charges which you're facing,  the skill level of the attorney doing the defense work, their experience their expertise, as well as the high or low profile nature of the case (Is it in all the newspapers? Is it on television? Or is it a case that's flying under the radar?).

Anyone that gives you quote for a fee over the telephone is probably not the right lawyer for you. So call us! Schedule an appointment. We'll give you a FREE consultation and then we'll set a fair fee based upon all of those factors and what fits in your budget.


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