Baltimore Parole Hearings Attorney

Representing Clients Through Parole Proceedings in Maryland

Nathans & Ripke LLP has successfully represented many people who are incarcerated through parole proceedings before the Maryland Parole Commission. The firm also consults with other lawyers on how the parole process works and, when possible, how to craft their client’s count of conviction or sentence in order to maximize opportunities for early release and more favorable parole consideration.

Contact Nathans & Ripke LLP today at (410) 783-0272 to get started with our parole hearings lawyer in Baltimore!

Maryland Parole Process

The following is a brief description of the parole process in Maryland that may assist potential clients searching for legal representation:

Determining when you will be eligible for parole.

While every case and every person is different, persons convicted of crimes in Maryland that exceed six months are generally eligible for possible parole consideration. Most people are considered eligible for parole after serving 25% of a sentence for a non-violent crime and 50% of a sentence for a violent crime. Different rules apply for persons serving life sentences or people for whom prosecutors sought life without parole.

Notice of the parole hearing is usually not far enough in advance to hire counsel.

Inmates who receive advance notice they will have a parole hearing, but the notice is often very short, and potential clients do not have time to wait to hire counsel until after they receive notice. Inmates are not provided free lawyers or appointed public defenders. Clients have almost universally reported not fully understanding what information they can collect and provide in advance of a parole hearing that could make a favorable decision more possible.

In most situations, clients are not allowed to have their lawyer present.

Inmates will almost always be placed in the position of having to answer questions during a formal hearing that could determine the fate of their parole without a lawyer present. Lawyers may communicate with the parole commission in writing and may schedule individual meetings with commissioners at headquarters, but they are not allowed to be present during the overwhelming majority of hearings. Therefore, it becomes even more important to hire a lawyer in advance, so the lawyer can explain what the most common areas of inquiry are, what information parole commissioners want to see, and help their client be fully prepared in advance for their hearing.

Contact Our Baltimore Parole Hearings Lawyers Today

If you have a loved one who is facing a prison sentence or know someone who is incarcerated and may have a parole hearing in the near future, it is important to have an experienced attorney provide effective legal counsel, especially when the outcome of the parole process could shave years off a period of incarceration.

For more information on how our Baltimore parole hearings attorney can help you, contact Nathans & Ripke LLP today online or at (410) 783-0272.

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