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    If you are on parole in Fort Bend County and a blue warrant has been issued it means Parole is trying to revoke your parole.  You face the possibility of being returned to prison.  However, before your parole is revoked you have certain rights that can not be taken from you.  Among those rights are your right to a hearing and the right to have an attorney defend you at that hearing.  At that hearing your parole officer will have to prove that you violated a condition of your parole.  Additionally, information will be gathered related to whether your parole should be continued or revoked.

    Often parole officers will try to convince you that you should waive the hearing to avoid having to wait in jail for the results.  It is a mistake to ever waive that hearing and it is a mistake to ever admit to any of the allegations.  Although you have a right to an attorney their is no requirement that you have an attorney unless as a result of mental health problems or mental retardation it is determined that an attorney is needed to ensure a fair hearing.  However, it is in your interest to hire an attorney with parole experience.  Your freedom is at stake and you should do everything possible to increase your chances of avoiding a return to TDCJ.  

    If a blue warrant has been issued it is not too late.  Please call us at 713-651-1444 for a free consultation to discuss the status of your parole and what can be done at the parole hearing.

 

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