The Parole Review Process
- The experts at Cox Law Firm will evaluate your case—or that of a loved one—and advise you if we believe you will benefit from our services. We will take your Texas parole review case if we ascertain that you have a reasonable chance of an approval vote, or would otherwise benefit from our representation. We are committed to presenting the strongest and most compelling case for an inmate’s release on parole.
- The team at Cox Law Firm will help you to ascertain where your parole case is in the administrative process and whether the inmate is eligible. If we determine eligibility, we will develop your case by gathering information and formulating a plan for an effective presentation to the parole board. We will collect and organize the most beneficial information regarding your social and educational background, family history, employment record, occupational skills, and mental and physical health history. We will also closely examine your criminal history—including prior probations, convictions, and incarceration—and will ascertain whether time served is proportionate with the nature and severity of the offense(s).
- In preparation for your parole board hearing, the staff at Cox Law Firm will compile comprehensive information regarding your prison record, including adjustment, in-prison employment, custody level, classification, disciplinary history, and participation in recommended therapeutic programs. We will spend time talking with you and your family to ensure we have a clear understanding of all possible mitigating circumstances surrounding the offense. We will advise you how to address problems that may have led to the commission of a crime to show the inmate’s seriousness in not wanting to re-offend. Rehabilitation programs, education, vocational training, social/emotional therapy, and an inmate’s personal growth are all relevant factors in a parole hearing.
- The experts at Cox Law Firm will also work closely with an inmate’s family members and friends to develop a workable re-entry/re-integration plan to present to the parole board. The board will be looking for stable housing, employment, and/or financial support for a parolee, as well as a strong social support system and any maintenance therapy or substance abuse support groups that may be deemed beneficial.
- As your parole review representation, we will not only present the most positive profile of our client to the board, but will also address the specific concerns that may sway board members toward a negative vote. For example, our clients may face protests from law enforcement or impassioned testimony from victims or their families. The experts at Cox Law Firm will work to minimize the concerns of the board raised by such adverse information and testimony.
Representation In Parole Revocation Hearings
In the event of revocation action, Cox Law Firm is committed to aggressively defending our clients’ right to remain free. In many parole revocation cases, the allegations against a parolee may be disproved by presenting evidence and/or a cross-examination of witnesses during the hearing. In cases where a violation is likely to be proven by facts, Cox Law Firm experts will introduce mitigating factors and circumstances surrounding the violation, putting forth positive information in an effort to convince the Board that the violation does not merit parole revocation. We will also ensure that our clients are able to get their own side of the story on record during the revocation hearing; these records become a part of an inmate’s file and may be considered again during subsequent parole hearings.
The Cox Law Firm is also available to represent clients in cases involving prison time credit, prison administrative issues, prison discipline, and prison classification. For more information on parole representation, contact Cox Law Firm or visit our parole website.