Waco Parole Defense Lawyers
Conditions for Parole In Texas
For non-3g offenses, Texas inmates may be eligible for parole if their good conduct time plus their actual time served equals one-fourth of the original sentence. Thus, if a person is awarded "good conduct" time every single day that they are in prison, he or she should become eligible for parole after approximately one-eighth of their sentence.
Once parole is granted, you will need to abide by certain conditions, or risk having parole revoked and your original sentence imposed. These conditions may include:
- Living at an approved residence
- Maintaining employment
- Reporting to your parole officer, usually on a monthly basis
- Not using drugs or alcohol
- Staying away from known criminals or criminal activity
- Not owning or possessing a firearm
- Committing no new crimes
Texas 3G Offenses
If an inmate is serving a prison sentence for an offense listed under Section 3(g) of Chapter 42.12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, then he or she must serve at least half of that sentence before becoming eligible for parole.
Being eligible for parole is no guarantee that an inmate will actually receive parole. There are numerous factors that will be considered by the Board of Pardons and Parole. Having a skilled Waco parole attorney on your side can make a considerable difference in many cases.
At Milam & Fanning, PLLC, our lawyers represent individuals in McLennan County who are seeking parole. Let us listen to your story and explain your options in a consultation. If you are eligible for parole, we will fight to help you get out of prison and on with your life.