Should I hire a parole attorney if they are trying to revoke my parole in Texas?
If there is a blue warrant out and they are trying to revoke your parole you should hire a Houston parole attorney. Before the parole board revokes someone’s parole they are required to give the person a hearing. You should never waive this hearing. Even if your parole officer says the hearing would be a waste of time and would only delay things. Even if your parole officer tells you they believe that your parole will not get revoked. In spite of what your parole officer may tell you and what rumors you may have heard the only reason a blue warrant was issued is because your parole officer believes you violated a rule of parole. If the board believes you violated a condition of your parole they can send you back to prison. If you admit to the violation and waive the hearing you will have no chance to defend yourself and no chance to explain to the parole board why they should continue your parole.
You have the right to a hearing, an attorney, to cross examine witnesses, and to present a defense against the accusations. Your parole officer must provide evidence to the hearing officer that proves by a preponderance of the evidence that you violated a condition of your parole. With years of experience representing parolees at parole revocation hearings I have seen numerous occasions where after a defense is presented the evidence does not meet that standard. At the hearings we have the chance to object to the admission of evidence if the parole officer does not follow certain rules of evidence. I have had numerous cases where through an objection a statement or piece of evidence was not considered and as a result the hearing officer found that the their was not enough evidence for a finding that a violation occurred. Additionally, if necessary, we will be prepared to show the parole board a complete picture of our client, through witnesses and documents, and offer numerous reasons for why their parole should not be revoked. If you or a loved one is in danger of having their parole revoked please contact us at 713-651-1444 or fill out an online contact form and an experienced Houston parole lawyer will contact you shortly. Our offices are in Houston and we handle parole revocation hearings in Houston, Fort Bend, Galveston, Brazoria County, Montgomery County and other surrounding counties.