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Criminal Defense Attorney: Defending the Rights of the Accused and the Incarcerated

    In May of 2014 the Texas Parole Board considered a total of 7,263 offenders and voted to parole 2,559 offenders, an approval rate of just above thirty-five percent.  This is slightly lower that the almost thirty-seven percent rate for April.  The discretionary mandatory, otherwise known as the projected release date, approval rate was just over fifty percent.

    If you look more closely at the numbers they have largely stayed within the range of the current year.  Nonviolent non sex offenses had an approval rate of roughly thirty eight percent and aggravated non sex related offenses had roughly a thirty percent approval rate.  Non-violent non sex offenders compromise the largest group of offenders and the board considered over 4,300 offenders in this category and approved just below 1,700.  As you can see even with all the rumors that more and more people are being released on parole based only on these percentages the parole board denies parole for almost two out of every offenders they consider.

    These are just percentages and with no other information they can’t be used to predict whether a given offender will or won’t be granted parole.  The board looks at each case individually and makes its determination based on a number of factors.  If you have questions about the parole process, would like to discuss a specific case or hear about our services please call us at 888-661-5030 or fill out an online contact form for a free consultation.


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