In most situations, you will be eligible for parole after serving one-third of your sentence in Oklahoma. You should hire an attorney approximately ninety days before you come up for parole.
- Nonviolent crimes go before the pardon and parole board for a one-stage, or “jacket”, review process. An attorney can help supplement the board’s review with additional evidence.
- Violent crimes have a two-stage parole process, which includes a personal appearance in front of the parole board. You should have an attorney present on your behalf.
- If granted parole, you will basically be released on probation and required to follow certain rules and conditions.
- If you violate the conditions of your parole, the pardon and parole board will try to revoke your parole status. You can have an attorney represent you at the proceeding, and you should take advantage of that.
If you or a loved one is eligible for parole in Oklahoma, time is of the essence. You need an experienced Oklahoma criminal defense attorney, and you need one right now. Call the Law Offices of Adam R. Banner, P.C. for a free consultation.