The client is arrested and convicted of First Degree Robbery. The client is sentenced to serve 15 years at the Adult Correctional Institute. After serving nearly half of his prison sentence and being denied parole multiple times, the client hires Parole Lawyer Noah Kilroy to represent him before the parole board.
Rhode Island General Laws 13-8-14 provides in pertinent part that an inmate can only be paroled when:
“(1) The prisoner has substantially observed the rules of the institution in which confined, as evidenced by reports submitted to the board by the director of the department of corrections, or his or her designated representatives, in a form to be prescribed by the director;
(2) Release would not depreciate the seriousness of the prisoner’s offense or promote disrespect for the law;
(3) There is a reasonable probability that the prisoner, if released, would live and remain at liberty without violating the law;
(4) The prisoner can properly assume a role in the city or town in which he or she is to reside. In assessing the prisoner’s role in the community the board shall consider:
(i) Whether or not the prisoner has employment;
(ii) The location of his or her residence and place of employment; and
(iii) The needs of the prisoner for special services, including but not limited to, specialized medical care and rehabilitative services; and
(5) That any and all restitution imposed pursuant to § 12-19-32 has been paid in full, or satisfactory arrangements have been made with the court if the person has the ability to pay. Any agreement shall be in writing and it is the burden of the person seeking parole to satisfy the parole board that this requirement has been met. Any person subject to the provisions of this section may request an ability to pay hearing, by filing the request with the court which imposed the original sentence.”
After submitting a parole package (complete with a release plan) to the board, Attorney Kilroy is able to effectively advocate at the client’s hearing, that client should be released on parole. The client is given an immediate release and is able to go home to his family.
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