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How long must a Texas inmate serving a 3(g) sentence serve before being eligible for parole?

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In Texas an offender convicted of an offense with a deadly weapon or any other 3(g) offense must serve at least two years before they will become eligible for parole.  On a 3(g) offense an TDCJ inmate must serve half of their sentence before being eligible for parole but they must serve two years before being eligible.  Therefore, if an offender was sentenced to two years they will not become eligible for parole.  If they are sentenced to three years they will eligible after two years.  If they received a sentence of four years or more they will be eligible after serving half of their sentence.

As Texas parole lawyers we regularly represent and advocate for our clients at Parole Offices across the State of Texas.  We do not shy away from difficult cases including 3(g) offenses.  We are always honest with prospective clients about the strengths and negatives about a given case and will provide an honest evaluation of the case.  However, it is also our belief that many offenders and their families want a voice and an advocate throughout the parole process independent of what the chances may be.  We work diligently on every case to provide the parole board with a thorough picture of our client, their support systems and the reasons it is believed that they will be successful on parole.  Please call us or fill out an online contact form for a free consultation with an experienced Texas Parole Lawyer.

 

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