Parole Revocation Process


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When an offender is released on parole, he becomes a “releasee” on conditional release. Some restrictions are imposed on him as his release is on condition. When an offender violates the conditions of Probation and Parole supervision, or commits a new law violation; a revocation warrant (also called a “blue warrant”) can be issued and the releasee will be arrested. For more information, you can call Paul Petrus on 212.564.2440 / 212-385-1961 or Email at For more details visit

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Parole Revocation Process

  1. 1. Parole Revocation Process Disclaimer: The tips in this presentation are general in nature. Please use your discretion while following them. The author does not guarantee legal validity of the tips contained herein. New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Phone: 212.564.2440/212.385.1961
  2. 2. According to Mr. Paul D. Petrus, an experienced and professional criminal defense attorney in New York. Under the guidelines, most violators fall into one of three categories which result in a certain sanction or range of sanctions.
  3. 3. The three major categories are described below:
  4. 4. Category -1 Conditionally released on a violent felony offense as defined under Penal Law Section 70.02; Paroled or conditionally released on an A-1 felony offense; Paroled or conditionally released on any felony offense under Article 125, 130, 135, 263 or Section 255.25 of the Penal Law;
  5. 5. The time assessment imposed on sustained Category 1 cases can be no less than 15 months; however, the Division may grant a mitigating reduction of up to three months. Potential Category 1 cases may also be restored to the Willard Drug Treatment Center (WDTC).
  6. 6. Category-2 . The current conviction is for a felony, other than A-1, defined by Article 220 or 221 of the Penal Law and the sustained violation is for other than a felony committed while on parole
  7. 7. All Category 2 violators are revoked and restored to Willard DTC. However, a parole violator may be exempted from mandatory participation in Willard DTC when one of the following circumstances applies: Time remaining on sentence as of warrant lodge date is less than nine months; Felony charges are pending as of Final Hearing date; or Medical or psychiatric ineligibility.
  8. 8. Category -3  The time assessment imposed on a Category 3 violator whose crime of conviction is a violent felony offense as defined in Penal Law Section 70.02 is the time spent in custody (at the time of the Final Hearing) plus six months. For a violator with a non-violent felony offense as a crime of conviction, the time assessment is time spent in custody plus three months.
  9. 9. Contact Us: Paul D. Petrus, Jr. The Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite,3601,New York, NY 10118 Ph. No:212.385.1961 / 212.564.2440 Email: