Q I am on parole in Texas. Does my parole officer decide if my parole gets revoked?
In Texas a parole officer does not decide whether parole is revoked or not. The parole officer does play a significant role in the process. Parole officers are obligated to investigate possible parole violations. If they believe a violation has occurred the parole officer and supervisor have different options. In some situations they are required to issue what is commonly referred to as a blue warrant. However, for many of the technical violations they do not have to proceed to a revocation hearing and can deal with alleged violations through other means.
If a warrant is issued or if the matter goes to a pre-revocation hearing through a summons the parole officer will be present. During the hearing the parole officer is basically the prosecutor. They present evidence, testify and present supporting witness testimony. At the hearing you have a right to cross-examine the parole officer and any other witnesses present. The parole officer is also asked if they have a recommendation on what they outcome should be. This recommendation is sometimes followed and sometimes disregarded by the Texas Parole Board. If you are asking this question it possibly means that you or someone you know is on parole in Texas and is concerned about the status of their parole. As experienced Texas Parole attorney’s we can answer any question you have regarding the Texas parole revocation process and help you determine if you need to hire an a Houston Texas Parole attorney. Please call us at 713-651-1444 or fill out the online contact form if we can help.