If I’m accused of violating a special condition of my parole, such as not attending a mandatory drug treatment class, will I be arrested under #LessIsMoreNY?

Answer

No. Under #LessIsMoreNY, if you are accused of any technical violation other than absconding, including special conditions, parole is required to give you a written notice of violation rather than arrest you. The written notice of violation is like an appearance ticket: it will tell you when and where to show up for your hearing, and as long as you appear, you will not be detained while your hearings are conducted. It’s possible that if the violation is sustained you could be incarcerated for violating certain special conditions if parole can prove that they have exhausted all community-based options for addressing the violation. If you are incarcerated, it will be for a maximum of 30 days.

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