Representation is essential at this state.  While limited, parolees have very important rights when it comes to a parole revocation. Without an attorney, oftentimes a parolee with sign away their rights to a live hearing to determine the status of their parole. By signing away these important rights, a parolee loses the opportunity to fight the allegations in front of a hearing examiner, or present any evidence to the parole board to support remaining on parole.