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I am writing for help for my stepson. He is in Coffield Unit in Tennessee Colony. His case is a bizzare web and he collected three felonies in about 1-2 years. He was sentenced to time served + x time on probation. He violated his probation and was sent to

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Texas

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The charge on two was running from an officer, the third was theft of a motorcycle which I don't think was prosecuted. He wasn't running from a warrant, or anything he had done that day, he was simply picked up doing 85 in a 55 zone and didnt stop till he got home 10 minutes later. He has on violent crimes. He has no lawyer He had a public defender for the two charges

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But he is very hard headed he called me a saturday and wanted out that day. I refused to bail him out. He called the DA and asked what did he need to do to getr out that day. They told him, simple, plead guilty to the two running charges. I could have defended and pleaded down those charges.

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Criminal Lawyer: Dwayne B., Lawyer replied 9 months ago
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Criminal Lawyer: Dwayne B., Lawyer replied 9 months ago

If you receive an email regarding a phone call for an extra price that comes directly from the website and not from me and I have no control over the sending of the email. I don't take part in the telephone program and only work through this format and under your facts this format should be sufficient.

I read your facts, is there a specific question with which I can assist?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
He entered prison in June. Counting time served he was immediately parole eligible. He applied and was granted parole. Two days later he attempted to exercise in a tee shirt with the sleeves cut off. A 19y/o female guard told him that was against rules. He pointed out to her that all the others in the yard had cut sleeves. She then demanded he remove the shirt and give it to her. He refused. She charged him with a contraband violation and accused him of threatening her. He denies any threat. Two days later he was informed that his parole status was changed to denied and that the date for the next eligibility was in 2020. Prior to the incident it was in 2018. He protested and sent out requests for information from all prison officials. None of the I-60's were acknowledged or responded to. Meanwhile they are telling him case closed and he has no appeal or recourse. What are your thoughts? I think we need a lawyer immediately.
Criminal Lawyer: Dwayne B., Lawyer replied 9 months ago

There is no appeal or recourse for denial of parole. That is because in Texas parole is a privilege and not a right. You could hire an attorney and have them make an argument that since he had already been granted parole it should not have been revoked and a t-shirt with sleeves cut off is not contraband but there really is no way to enforce that if they do not agree.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
the last word was "lost"
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
You say that parole is un-appealable. What if there have been information release violations. Also the ombudsmans office finds it odd that the main file was "lost"
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
This man, 42 y/o is a college grad, had a 200K job selling police car light bars and was never accused of a violent crime or a crime of theft or sex.
Criminal Lawyer: Dwayne B., Lawyer replied 9 months ago

I don't have an opinion on whether he should or should not be granted parole because I don't know the man, his background, or anything about the crime (other than what you put here). All I'm saying is that denial of parole in Texas is not appealable. To get anything done you'll have to approach it in a different manner than appealing the denial.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I find it unsatisfactory that I get switched from one to another (lawyer), that the advertised concept of phone was unacceptable to you and that I am getting as much attention as a bum in a grocery store. I plan to dispute this charge on my credit card. This experience was not only not worth it, it was a total waste of time.
Criminal Lawyer: Dwayne B., Lawyer replied 9 months ago

I am the only expert answering your questions and I respond as soon as you post. But it is obvious that you just don't like my answers even though they don't agree with what you think the law should be. I'll opt out and you can speak with someone else.

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