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alabama Pardons and Paroles

Birmingham Pardon and Parole Lawyer

In Alabama, the Board of Pardons and Paroles makes decisions regarding whether to release someone from jail and when that will occur. The board has a lot of discretion in deciding if and when to release individuals on parole or whether to accept an application for pardon.

After spending five years in the Alabama Department of Corrections, a person’s attorney can apply for early parole consideration on their behalf. If the person in jail has medical conditions, they may be permitted to apply even earlier. The applicant and lawyer will then appear at a Parole hearing to make their case.

An experienced and winsome attorney can help make convincing arguments to the board and help secure a favorable outcome for you. Even if you are denied parole, you may keep trying again 18 months after each hearing.

If you or your loved one are seeking relief, turn to the experienced parole lawyers at the Revill Law Firm.

Parole

In order to be granted parole, two out of the three board members must vote to approve the parole. In most cases, an inmate will be considered for parole after he or she has served either one-third of his or her prison sentence or after serving 10 years (whichever time frame is less).

However, inmates who were convicted of certain severe and violent Class A felonies will not receive parole consideration until they have completed 85% of their total sentence or a total of 15 years.

An inmate may apply for early consideration of parole after serving a minimum of 5 years in prison. The Board of Pardons and Parole will decide whether or not to grant the request, but the vote must be unanimous among all three board members in order to grant early parole.

The Revill Law Firm has extensive experience handling parole applications and hearings. It is important to remember that in Alabama, inmates do not attend parole hearings; your attorney will attend on your behalf and represent your interests. Let us help fight for your future and present a strong case to the Board.

Pardons

In addition to parole requests, the Board of Pardons and Paroles handles applications for pardon. Receiving a pardon means you will be forgiven the crime you were convicted of, and be freed from any remaining consequences involved in your sentence.

You are eligible to apply for pardon if:

  • You have completed your sentence time (if it was three years or less)
  • You have completed three consecutive years of parole
  • You have completed a probationary period, if you were placed on probation

The Board is most likely to pardon individuals who were convicted long ago, whose crimes were not very severe, and individuals who demonstrate good character.

Contact us online today for seasoned legal guidance as you pursue a pardon or parole for yourself or a loved one.