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Parole Law in Houston, TX

With some exceptions, most people who find themselves incarcerated in one of the many prisons under the Texas Department of Criminal Justice will find themselves eligible to be released on parole before serving the entirety of their prison sentence.

Parole can be a wonderful thing, as it allows people to return home to their families and gives them a chance to start over again. So when and how does one get granted parole?

When?

This all depends on the offense for which you were convicted, and a rather tricky calculation of “time served” and “good time.” You can usually find the exact eligibility date by going to the TDCJ website’s “offender search” and pulling up the person’s information. However, that is only part of the equation because these two things will only help to determine when you are ELIGIBLE. Eligibility does not mean that parole will be granted at that time.

The other part is entirely dependent upon the Board, and whether they see fit to grant a person parole after they have become eligible. The Board has a review process to help them determine whether or not to grant parole.

How?

This is where I come in. I will work closely with you and your loved ones to gather all of the necessary information that needs to be presented to the Board. I will compile all of that information into a persuasive packet and present it to the Board during the parole hearing.

A good deal of time is needed to prepare a proper parole packet for the Board, so if you wish to have me represent you or a loved one before the Board of Pardons and Paroles, please contact me well in advance of parole eligibility.