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Conroe Mandatory Release Lawyers

Conroe, TX mandatory release eligibility lawyer

Compassionate Mandatory Supervision Attorney in Montgomery County

In Texas, people who have been convicted of criminal offenses and sentenced to jail time may be able to be released on parole after serving a certain portion of their sentence. In many cases, prisoners who are eligible for parole will need to complete the parole review process, and the parole board will decide whether they may be released. However, there are some situations where prisoners may have the right to be released automatically based on the time they have served and their good behavior. This is known as mandatory release or mandatory supervision. In these cases, prisoners will need to make sure they follow the correct procedures both before and after they are released.

When addressing issues related to parole, it is important for a person to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on their side who can help them navigate the complexities of the parole process and ensure that their rights are protected. At Pullan & Young, our lawyers have multiple decades of experience representing clients in criminal cases. We can provide defense during a criminal trial, assist with post-conviction issues such as appeals, and help prisoners demonstrate their eligibility for parole or mandatory release. With our understanding of the ins and outs of the legal system in Conroe, we can help our clients take the necessary steps to achieve the best possible outcome in their cases.

Understanding Mandatory Supervision

Generally, when a prisoner is eligible to be considered for parole, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles will review their case to determine whether they should be released. A person's parole eligibility date will be determined after their sentence begins. However, Texas law provides for some situations where a person may be released prior to their parole eligibility date through a process known as mandatory supervision.

A person will be eligible for mandatory release if the amount of time they have served plus the credits they have earned for good conduct equals the total length of their sentence. Good time credits may be earned through participation in self-improvement programs such as educational classes, vocational programs, mental health treatment, and work programs.

While mandatory supervision will allow inmates to be automatically released from prison in some situations, the parole board may determine whether a release may be granted. This is known as discretionary mandatory release, and it generally applies to prisoners who were convicted for offenses that occurred after September 1, 1996. When reviewing a case, the parole board may choose to deny release if it believes that a person would present a danger to the public or that they have not demonstrated rehabilitation.

There are certain offenses that will make a person ineligible for mandatory release. These include:

  • Sexual assault
  • Indecency with a child
  • Continuous sexual abuse of a child
  • Sexual performance by a child (creation of child pornography)
  • Compelling prostitution
  • Murder
  • Aggravated assault
  • Injury to a child, elderly person, or disabled adult charged as a first-degree felony
  • Aggravated kidnapping
  • Human trafficking
  • Robbery
  • Burglary charged as a first-degree felony
  • Arson charged as a first-degree felony
  • Offenses involving the use of deadly weapons

In cases where release is granted, the parole board will specify the rules and conditions that will apply to the person while they are under supervision. These may include the requirements to check in with a parole officer and take drug tests on a regular basis, restrictions on out-of-state travel, or any other conditions the parole board believes are necessary.

Contact Our Conroe Mandatory Supervision Attorneys

If you are a prisoner who is seeking parole, Attorney Corey Young can help you determine your eligibility for mandatory supervision, and he can help you take the correct steps to show that you can re-enter society successfully. Attorney Young will work with you to meet all requirements put in place by the parole board and ensure that you can get released as soon as possible. Contact Attorney Young at 936-647-1540 to set up a free consultation today.

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