Alabama Parole Lawyer Hal Walker of the Walker Law Firm has a great amount of experience in representing inmates before the Alabama Parole Board. He and his associates have been representing inmates from throughout the state of Alabama at hearings for Pardons and Paroles for over 30 years. We are often representing multiple inmates in a single day. We are Alabama Parole Lawyers.
Don’t Stay Locked Away
Let Alabama Parole Lawyer Hal Walker help you with this difficult time as he has so many other. His experience before the Parole Board allows him to represent you with the highest quality of representation possible. Hal knows what the Alabama Parole Board wants to hear from you about your loved one. Hal represents 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. Hal has been interviewed by news services because of his experience as an Alabama Parole Lawyer.
Alabama Parole Lawyer Hal Walker has been successfully obtaining parole for his clients for over 20 years. This would include clients with both violent and non-violent offenses. The Board members of the Alabama Parole Board know Hal well and knows that he specializes 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!
How Walker Law Firm Can Help
In years 2014-2016 we were successful nearly 70 percent of the time that we represented inmates at parole hearings. Since that time, the rates of parole of steadily decreased due to decisions and policies of the Alabama Parole Board. 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.
How Walker Law Firm Can Help
Laws relating to DUI (Driving Under the Influence) are quite complex. If you have been arrested for a DUI, you need an experienced attorney who understands the law. Driving Under the Influence is a serious charge and it should be treated as such. If you are arrested it will probably be because you did not adequately complete the field sobriety test of that your blood alcohol level as tested was outside of the legal allowances.
If you need a Parole Attorney, contact the Walker Law Firm for a case evaluation if you feel that we can help you. In addition to providing you with excellent legal representation, we also do it at a price you will find reasonable.
Alabama Parole Overview
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
In late 2018 business at the Parole Board changed quite a bit after an inmate was released and took the lives of three people. Many questioned if Jimmy Spencer should have been released. As a result, the Governor and Attorney General, accompanied by several District Attorneys demanded changes at the Parole Board. This resulted in a new Director, Charlie Graddick and new Parole Board members. 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. In Order To Be Considered an Inmate must submit evidence showing completion of a “major” programs such as Substance Abuse Program or Crime Bill, a letter of recommendation from the sentencing Judge or case Prosecutor, and be disciplinary free for the last 12 months and having zero disciplinary actions involving violence. 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. Chances of being granted an earlier parole date are slim.