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Old 07-24-2009, 10:24 AM
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Default Chances of Parole with a 3 year sentence?

Has anyone gotten parole on a 3 yr sentence? My son keeps being told that he will serve the 3yrs he was sentenced to, especially sense it's 2 felony's, Aslt on Pub serv and Injury to a child. He was denied parole the first time around, but he was only in for like 4 months, he's up again in March of 2010.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:44 PM
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My husband was paroled his first time up on a 3 year sentence. He was revoked probation on a technical violation. So I think it can happen, have you done a parole packet for your son?
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My husband just recieved a yes for parole on a 3 year sentence that is an aggr. charge, too. I did a parole packet for him.... had all kinds of good stuff in it.
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My ex husband was in on a 3 year sentence the last time he went in NOT his recent one yeah sad to say he can't stay out and the time he went in for his 3 year sentence was his 2nd time down. But he did get parole when he went in on his 3 piece. He did most of it but was released on parole after 2 yrs and 1 month...parole packets do help a little - if you can do one for him
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He should have a mandatory review date at around the 16-17 month mark, when his flat time + good time + work time = total sentence. It's not an automatic release anymore, but it's a review. If the board blocks that release date, my guess would be he'll serve his entire sentence.
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Old 07-27-2009, 10:27 AM
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It could go either way. My husband just made his first review on a 3 year sentence for aggravated assault. Anything is possible, but be prepared for all outcomes. It is highly possible he could be denied due to "nature of crime".

What board is voting on his file?

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Old 07-27-2009, 11:52 AM
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My husband was paroled his first time up on a 3 year sentence. He was revoked probation on a technical violation. So I think it can happen, have you done a parole packet for your son?
Yes I did the his first review when he was denied.
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:00 PM
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It could go either way. My husband just made his first review on a 3 year sentence for aggravated assault. Anything is possible, but be prepared for all outcomes. It is highly possible he could be denied due to "nature of crime".

What board is voting on his file?

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That's the reason he was denied his first review, "Nature of crime". Although he had never had a felony charge as an adult, he had one as a youth (school fight, they charged him with a injury to a child and the child was the same age as he was, but the other child didn't fight back).
I'm trying to prepare myself again... It's hard..
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:30 PM
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He should have a mandatory review date at around the 16-17 month mark, when his flat time + good time + work time = total sentence. It's not an automatic release anymore, but it's a review. If the board blocks that release date, my guess would be he'll serve his entire sentence.
What would be the reason for them to block the release date?
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What would be the reason for them to block the release date?
They can use the same reasons used for denying parole...
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:57 PM
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Yeah, basically they think the person is too great of a risk to public safety to release him at that time. That's why they did away with the automatic release: too many people got out and committed really horrible crimes. At least now the board has the authority to make people serve the entire sentence as handed down by the court.

As has been discussed plenty on these boards, the reason "nature of offense" is a broad-based one that quite often means "you haven't served enough time yet for what you did". Obviously, the nature of offense is never going to change; it's past tense. But the board has to give SOME reason, so that is the catch-all for "we just don't like you" or "that crime was pretty bad" or whatever.
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:42 AM
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That's the reason he was denied his first review, "Nature of crime". Although he had never had a felony charge as an adult, he had one as a youth (school fight, they charged him with a injury to a child and the child was the same age as he was, but the other child didn't fight back).
I'm trying to prepare myself again... It's hard..

Oh the board that will vote this time around will be Gatesville, last time it was Palestine.
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Gatesville is a tough board. They seem to be much tougher on DWI offenses, not sure what your son's offense is. Although they are tough I have heard of quite a few approvals coming from them lately...so YES is in their vocabulary.
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Someone I know was sentenced to 3 years and was granted parole and served only a year on the inside. He was in for his 3rd DWI. It was under the San Antonio Board.
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