Sound Legal Guidance for the Parole Process
If you or a convicted loved one has successfully completed at least one-third of their sentence, you may be eligible to apply for parole. Parole is granted based on a parole hearing, and it is important that you have experienced, effective legal representation available at the hearing. At Hampton Law Office, we have worked with countless clients throughout the Oklahoma City area to obtain favorable outcomes to their parole application. We are here to walk you through the parole application process including all necessary information and what you can expect as well as represent you during the hearing.
Before applying for parole, call Hampton Law Office for a free phone consultation.
Factors Considered at a Parole Hearing
Before your parole hearing, you and your attorney will discuss all aspects of the case, the hearing process, and what to expect when you sit down in the hearing room. All available evidence pertaining to your behavior and your case will then be carefully reviewed by the Probation and Parole Board.
Some factors they may consider include:
- An evaluation of the behavior of the individual while at the penitentiary
- The records pertaining to discipline
- Victim’s letters and their evidence presented during trial
- Length of sentence served
- Risk assessment as a community member
- Violent behavior
- Work performance
- Ability to make a living once released
- Substance abuse and mental history
- Prior arrests and convictions
- Parole plan
- Other personal information
Once all evidence has been presented, the Parole Board will vote on the release of the inmate and will grant specific rules to follow in order to ensure that the individual becomes a productive member of society. The hearing may include speeches from the board members, the victim or the victim’s family, you and your attorney, and the District Attorney.
We will attend the hearing with you and your family. Since 1990, we’ve been advising clients in similar post-conviction cases. We have the qualifications you need to step into your parole board hearing with confidence.
Being Granted Parole
If parole is granted, you must take action to ensure that your rights are protected and that you keep on your best behavior. Visits will be made to make sure that you are following all regulations put in place, and any violation of those rules could lead to an additional sentencing.