Hal Walker
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G. HAL WALKER

225 North Gay Street

Auburn, Alabama 36830

Phone: (334) 329-7325

Email Hal: hal@halwalkerlaw.com

Paroles in Alabama

Alabama Parole Attorney Hal Walker of the Walker Law Firm has a great amount of experience in representing inmates before the board.  He and his associates have been representing inmates throughout the state of Alabama at hearings for Pardons and Paroles for over 30 years and during the typical three day week of parole hearings, we will typically represent 2-5 inmates in their fight to be released early.  We are Alabama Parole Lawyers.

Our Experience

Let our experienced parole attorneys help you with this difficult time.  Our experience before the Parole Board allows us to represent you with the highest quality of representation possible.  Due to our experience, we know what the Alabama Parole Board wants to hear from us about your loved one.  We represent a large number of inmates annually with their pursuit to gain freedom through a Parole Hearing or the reduction in time until their parole hearing.

The Walker Law Firm and attorney Hal Walker have been successful in obtaining a parole for our clients for nearly 20 years.  This would include clients with both violent and non-violent offenses. The Board members of the Alabama Parole Board know us well and know that we specialize in guiding clients through the confusing, often frustrating process of obtaining parole.

The process for obtaining a parole in Alabama can be complex and intimidating without an experienced guide. Our experienced Parole Lawyers can help you with that process.  Our lawyers are well versed in the rules and procedures the Board employs, and our many years of experience before the Board will help you. The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles operates under a set of rules that is different from anyplace else, it’s not like what you may have seen in the courtroom.  A very simple error or mistake can have a great impact on the outcome of your case. We work closely with our clients to ensure that we present our best case and that the Board has all the information necessary to make the RIGHT decision, LETTING OUR CLIENT GO HOME! We work hard to help our clients go home.

Contact our office for a consultation today so we can answer your questions and discuss your case. We handle cases from all over Alabama and have worked with families from all over the United States.

We can assist you in getting an earlier parole hearing and actually represent you at the parole hearing.  In a typical week we represent 2-5 inmates in parole hearings and of course, this is the BIG day for the inmates.  Since inmates are not transported for hearings, Hal speaks on their behalf.  Don’t be one of those people that call us the day after a hearing and want help with an appeal.  There are no appeals to the decisions of the Board.  You need an experienced Alabama Parole Attorney to help you and speak on your behalf.

The Alabama Parole Board members serve at the leisure of the Governor for the state of Alabama.  The Governor makes recommendations to fill positions on the Board to the Alabama Senate who then votes to confirm the recommendation.

For more information concerning parole hearings and representation, please contact us at 334-329-7325 or at hal@halwalkerlaw.com.  We look forward to helping you with this very important matter.

It gives us great pleasure to inform you that we were successful nearly 70 percent of the time that we represented an inmate in 2015, our numbers for 2016 were very similar.  It is important to realize that these numbers are based upon our efforts AND those of the inmate.  Many of our clients last year had received many certificates and completed many programs while staying out of trouble.  We do not believe that these results are based solely upon our efforts and these results can’t be guaranteed or promised as future results.

Parole Board lawyers are not all created equal.  Some have a great amount of experience and some are just now learning their trade.  When interviewing attorneys, make sure to ask a great deal of questions and make sure you are comfortable with them prior to sending any money.  Our fees are currently highly competitive with other lawyers with similar experience.  Contact us for more information on our fees.  These are flat fees and will not change once you have retained us to represent your loved one.

For information on the Process and scheduling see the Alabama Paroles Website.

Make sure to follow our blog postings on this website for the latest on Alabama Pardons and Paroles!  You can also download our latest News Letter here Walker Law Firm Parole News Letter 2014.

AN OVERVIEW OF PAROLE IN ALABAMA

Inmates are not transported or heard at their parole hearings.  An inmate will typically come up for parole in Alabama after serving at least one third of their sentence or ten years, which ever is less.  If the inmate comes up for parole under these circumstances, it only takes two of the three board members to vote to release the inmate for them to be released.  It is important to note though, that there are other rules which allow for an earlier parole if all three vote in the affirmative.

Inmates convicted of certain Class A felonies will not be reviewed prior to serving eighty-five (85%) of their total sentence or fifteen (15) years, whichever is less.  Those felonies included in this list include, Rape I, Murder, Kidnapping I, Attempted Murder, Sodomy I, Sexual Torture, and Robbery I, Burglary I, and Arson I, when there is serious physical injury.

For more information, See Article One, Section 7 of the Rules of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Early Parole Consideration

After an inmate has served at least five (5) years, he or she can request a review by the Board, actually the Special Review Committee, to see their progress and to consider them for early release.  This can be requested once every 12 months.  Early consideration may be granted only for good cause and circumstances bearing on the inmates probability to succeed on parole.