05-18-2009, 12:09 AM
my boyfriend took a plea deal for ten years in prison he got a paper saying after he is released he will be on post release parole what does that mean ?i thought if you took a deal you maxed out your time or does that mean he may get early like in five years like he said his lawyer hoped for
05-18-2009, 01:41 AM
It doesn't matter if the sentence is part of a plea agreement or came after a jury found one guilty.
Some states require a post-incarceration period of supervision as partof the sentence. Not sure how that works if someone is released early ornot, whehter the parole period gets lengthened or not.
05-18-2009, 07:52 PM
I think it depends on the state, but my boyfriend got 3.5 years + 5 years post-release supervision, and I'm pretty sure in NY that 5 years starts from the max out date. So if he got out in 2.5 years, he'd be on parole until his max out date at 3.5 years, and then for 5 years after that.