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

For some parolees a consequence of having your parole revoked is automatically losing credit for all the time you have been on parole.  This means if that the Texas Parole Board decides to revoke your parole you will return to TDCJ with no credit for any of the time after you were released from TDCJ.  An example of this is:

  • Joe was sentenced to twenty years for aggravated robbery.  He made his first parole after serving ten years of his sentence.  After finishing seven and a half years of his parole it is revoked.  When he returns to TDCJ he will not get credit for the seven and a half years he was successful on parole.    

    The outcome is not dependant on the length of time you have been on parole.  Whether you have been on parole for six months or you have six months left on parole if your parole is revoked you will have the same amount of time to serve in TDCJ.  We believe in situations like this it is important that you request a parole hearing and to make sure that your rights are defended and every effort be made to avoid a parole revocation.  The following offenses will not get credit for their street time if parole is revoked:

  1. Aggravated Robbery
  2. Aggravated Sexual Assault
  3. Aggravated Kidnapping
  4. Aggravated Assault, 1st and 2nd degree
  5. Capital Murder
  6. Murder, 2nd degree
  7. Sexual Assault 2nd degree
  8. Injury to a Child, the elderly, or Disabled, 1st degree
  9. Arson, 1st degree
  10. Burglary, 1st degree
  11. Robbery, 2nd degree
  12. A felony increased because of a Drug Free Zone
  13. A felony increased because a child was used in the commission of the offense
  14. Indecency with a Child, 2nd and 3rd degree
  15. Any offence with an affirmative finding of a deadly weapon.

    If you were convicted of one of the above offenses then it does not matter how long you have been on parole or how long you have left before your case is discharged.  If the Texas Parole Board decides to revoke your parole you will not get credit for any of the time you were our of TDCJ.  With this much at stake you need an attorney to ensure the Parole Board follows the law and someone to defend your rights and will zealously defend you.  At Topek and Topek we are experienced Texas parole lawyers.  Please fill out this secure online contact form with any questions you have, an experienced Texas parole lawyer will call you shortly with an answer.  Our offices are in Houston and we represent people at parole hearings in Harris County, Montgomery County,