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

    In Texas an offender convicted of robbery will be eligible for parole after receiving credit for twenty-five percent of their sentence.  This means when their actual time plus good time is equal to twenty-five percent of their sentence they will be considered for parole.  This is different from aggravated robbery, aggravated robbery is a 3(g) offense and an offender is not eligible for parole until they serve half of their sentence.  Although what distinguishes robbery from aggravated robbery is the existence of a deadly weapon if somehow on the robbery judgment there is a deadly weapon finding it would be a 3(g) offense and the offender would have to serve half of their sentence.

    Although robbery does not impact an offender’ initial parole eligibility date it does make them ineligible for mandatory supervision.  An offender convicted of 2nd degree robbery will not have a shortway date.  Additionally, if an offender has ever been convicted of 2nd degree robbery they will not have a shortway date.  At Topek and Topek we have experience representing offenders who are serving time for Robbery before the Texas Parole Board.  If you or a loved one has questions about the parole process or our services please call us on our toll free number 888-661-5030 or fill out an online contact form for a free consultation.


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