The short answer to your questions about whether you need an experienced parole attorney now is yes. You can’t represent yourself to the members of the parole board and completing the parole application is a complex task. Because an experienced parole attorney has the skills you need to present all the relevant details of your case to the parole board, he can make the difference you need.
What Does the Parole Board Consider Before Granting Parole?
Members of the parole board use a variety of risk assessment methods to consider the offender’s potential risk to the public. They will scrutinize your prior criminal record and static facts, such as:
Your age when first admitted to juvenile or adult corrections
Any previous supervisory release revocations for felony crimes
Your work history
Any previous jail or prison sentences served
Your current offense and sentence
The members of the board will then compare your dynamic factors, including:
Your age now
If you’re a gang member or affiliated with a confirmed “security threat” group
If you completed certified vocational, educational, or other job training programs while in prison
Your prison conduct record
Your present custody level
How to Prepare for a Meeting with a Parole Attorney
Prepare to discuss yourself. Tell the parole lawyer about your family, educational, and social histories, including your criminal record, prior probations, previous incarcerations, previous parole periods, or any prior parole or probation problems and revocations you've experienced in the past:
Tell your parole lawyer about the offense for which you're serving time now. Share the facts of the case, victims, persons involved, including co-defendants. Summarize this information in written form to make the best use of your time with the parole attorney.
Recap what happened at your trial, including plea offer negotiations prior to trial. Let your parole lawyer know how you've adjusted to prison. Tell him about your disciplinary history, custody levels, unit assignments, classifications, and job assignments.
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