Parole in the Military
Filing Parole Petitions
With certain stipulations, parole allows you to obtain an early release from imprisonment. The 2 key elements of parole are the agreement to conduct yourself in a lawful manner (be on good behavior) and that you will report to a particular authority at specified times. As an individual convicted of a court martial offense, only your service’s Clemency and Parole Board has the power to grant your conditional release. Preparing and filing a petition for parole is, however, an exact legal procedure and must be carried out correctly in order to be successful.
The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC has 26 years of combined legal experience. Our founding attorney is a 22-year Marine veteran who has become one of the best known military criminal defense lawyers in the U.S. and has never lost a military trial. A knowledgeable nationwide military criminal defense attorney from the firm knows what a Clemency and Parole Board looks for in parole petitions and how to present your case in the most positive manner possible. The attorney who works with you is committed to serving your best interests and in providing compelling reasons for the Board to grant your petition.
Getting a Petition Approved
In reviewing your parole petition, a Board will consider various factors. These include the nature of the offense you committed plus any pertinent circumstances surrounding the crime. They will look at your civilian and military background in addition to what actions you took after your conviction to educate and rehabilitate yourself. As well, the Board will consider recommendations from the military judge, psychiatric evaluations, statements by the victim and any restitution made to this person.
The plan for your parole must provide a minimum residence requirement. Additionally, it will have to either show guaranteed employment or that there will be effective help in getting you a job. If neither of these can be supplied, it can be shown that you have been accepted by a legitimate educational or vocational program.
If you accept parole from the enemy after being captured, you can face charges when you are released. This is considered special treatment and is a violation. Such an accusation must be professionally defended – it is the least you deserve.
Parole after a conviction gives you a chance to experience freedom and all its advantages. The firm strives to do all possible to facilitate that outcome.
If you are nearing eligibility for parole, quickly contact a military parole lawyer from the firm to receive assistance in filing a correctly prepared petition.