Rhode Island Parole Representation and Post-Conviction Relief Attorney
If you or your loved one has been convicted of a serious crime, life isn’t over.
After a person has been incarcerated, they may receive parole before the end of their sentence. Parole is frequently awarded to an inmate who has been well-behaved during their sentence and has participated in certain programs offered by the prisons. When an inmate has been sentenced, that inmate can reduce their incarceration time by staying out of trouble and participating in programs that will aid in rehabilitation. Early release can be achieved by either being paroled, or accruing good time while having been jailed, which can lead to a significant reduction in the sentence.
In order to obtain parole, an inmate must first go before the parole board. This is a group of six part-time members and one full-time chairperson, and it is comprised of various professionals, including those in social work, law enforcement and medicine. During a parole hearing, the parole board will review the case materials, meet with the victims of the crimes, and then have a hearing with the inmate. The inmate is allowed to bring a parole attorney, as well as present materials that may be beneficial.
Additionally, if an individual feels that they have been unjustly convicted or that they have received an unfair sentence, convictions and sentencing can often be appealed. The right criminal defense lawyer can ask a higher court to review a conviction based on legal mistakes, such as misconduct by the jury or prosecutor, improper or incompetent representation by a trial attorney, or mistakes in practice. If mistakes were made, there may be grounds to appeal for a lower sentence.
If you’re in need of post-conviction relief or parole representation, contact the Kilroy Law Firm. A former prosecutor, Attorney Kilroy has devoted his firm to the practice of law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Due to his experience, he knows what’s at stake for you and will work zealously to safeguard your rights and provide you with the best possible defense.