Parole and Clemency
If you are nearing eligibility for parole or clemency, seeking the services of an experienced attorney is important to file your petition and advocate your case to the Clemency and Parole Board, who will make the final decision about your approval for:
- Conditional release from confinement (parole)
- Remission, mitigation or suspension of part or all of your sentence (clemency)
In making a decision about whether to approve a service member for parole or clemency, the Board will look at a number of factors. The severity and nature of the offense, the background of the service member, any rehabilitation efforts on the part of the service member, psychiatric evaluations, and recommendations of the military judge and legal officer may all influence the decision of the Clemency and Parole Board. Any restitution to the victim and statements by the victim may also influence the Board's decision.
Why an Attorney?
Filing your petition for parole or clemency is a legal action. As such, a professional who understands the procedure involved and knows what information the Board will need to make a decision best handles this. By appropriately representing your interests and giving the Board a reason to approve your petition, an attorney can positively affect the outcome of your case and can help you get approved for parole or clemency.
At The Gould Law Firm, our experienced military attorney is dedicated to providing high-quality legal counsel and personalized service. If you have questions about filing a petition and would like to learn more about your rights and options in this regard, the firm offers a free initial consultation to help you get started. Based in Corpus Christi, Texas, Keith M. Gould handles parole and clemency matters for clients throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Contact a military lawyer at The Gould Law Firm today.