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

    If you or someone you know has been convicted of a felony DWI and is in TDCJ or about to enter prison then it is possible to get parole. In Texas a person convicted of Driving While Intoxicated is eligible for parole after receiving credit for one quarter of their sentence.  Whether or not an offender will be granted parole is a separate question.  The Texas Parole Board takes driving while intoxicated seriously.  Among the reasons for this are the facts that if someone is in TDC for DWI it means they had already been in trouble twice for the same offense and because of the potentially devastating consequences of driving while intoxicated.  

    In the past DWI was among the more difficult offenses on which to get a positive parole vote.  However, as a result of programs in TDCJ there has been some changes in their voting.  The Board will look at many factors beginning with how many DWI’s an offender has had, if they have been to TDCJ before, drug and alcohol history, if there was an accident, if the offender had been on probation and if they had how they did on it.  We recently were successful on a DWI parole case and our client was granted parole on their first eligibility date.  We did so by closely reviewing our client’s history and then creating a strong parole plan that took into account the past in a manner that would give the Board assurances that our client would be successful if paroled.  If you are trying to help someone get parole who is in TDCJ for DWI or any alcohol or drug related offense please call us on our toll free number 888-661-5030 or fill out an online contact form for a free consultation.  Our offices are in Houston and we represent offenders in prisons throughout the State who are from Dallas, San Antonio, Midland, Austin, Fort Worth, McAllen, Odessa and numerous other cities and towns.