Houston, Texas, Parole Lawyers
If you are eligible for parole, you need effective counsel that knows how to handle your petition successfully. Details are critical and nothing should be left to chance when presented with this opportunity. We stand ready to help Texans just like you prepare parole packets for another chance to gain your freedom and reenter society.
The Houston-based criminal defense firm of Schaffer Carter & Associates has over 20 years of helping clients with all aspects of parole, including hearings, violations and revocations. If you have been accused of a parole violation or an incarcerated loved one’s chance at parole is coming up, contact us for skilled representation. Call 713-574-9412. Outside the Houston calling area, dial1-800-328-8508.
What Is a Parole Packet?
A parole packet or package is a collection of materials that we assemble to demonstrate to a parole board why an inmate is worthy of being letting out on parole. Every parole package we prepare is customized to highlight a client’s specific and unique strengths. Attorney and other members of our law firm have years of experience helping individuals prepare comprehensive packets for parole hearings that demonstrate the stable life and environment that awaits you upon release.
Proficient Parole Hearing Packet Preparation
When complete, a typical parole packet will include:
- A letter from you
- A letter from a prospective employer confirming work a job is available upon your release
- Letters from friends and family to indicate a support system
- Support letters related to housing, transportation and other necessities on the “outside”
- Background information that portrays good behavior
Respected and Responsive Parole Hearing Representation
Since securing these services and all of the necessary information to compile a complete parole package takes time, our Houston, Texas, parole attorneys often start working with clients up to a year before the hearing date. We will also request an in-person or telephone interview with voting parole board members. Our law firm has extensive experience handling appearances at hearings before the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles.
Confronting Parole Rules Violations
If you have been granted parole, complying with the conditions is crucial. If you are charged with any type of parole supervision rules violation or probation violation, a “blue warrant” may be issued. Typically, no bail is available for a blue warrant. We can represent you at the subsequent parole hearing, where alleged violations will be thoroughly reviewed and we will work to minimize the consequences.
Houston Avoid Parole Revocation Attorneys
We carefully counsel clients about their rights and obligations once they have been granted parole. However, if you are facing parole revocation, we can provide passionate advocacy to avoid further incarceration. Typical grounds for revocation are:
- Initial ineligibility
- An arrest while out on parole
- A violation of a condition of release
- Evidence of behavior that reflects a continuing danger to society
Parole provides a second chance that should not be compromised because you or a family member who is incarcerated is not prepared. Contact us today to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can skillfully guide you through the parole process. Call 713-574-9412. Outside the Houston calling area, dial 1-800-328-8508.