TX Parole Attorney – Chris Dorbandt
If you are seeking information on behalf of an incarcerated loved one regarding the possibility of parole from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division (TDCJ/prison), you have come to the right TX Parole Attorney-Chris Dorbandt.
Parole is a privilege, not a right. No attorney can guarantee anyone success in obtaining a parole. However, the eighteen (18) members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles individually cast an estimated 10,000 votes each month. Consequently, the chance that an inmate’s case will receive in-depth consideration is minimal. TX Parole Attorney-Chris Dorbandt is experienced in the field of parole issues and can help an inmate receive serious consideration, which is precisely our goal at Chris Dorbandt & Associates. Knowledge of the parole process makes me qualified to assist a parole applicant in convincing the Board that he or she is ready for parole, which is simply early release from prison on “conditions” of parole.
At our firm, the advocacy process on behalf of an inmate seeking parole involves the following steps:
- Our first contact will generally be with a member of the inmate’s family. Every effort is made to spend as much time as possible or necessary to help the family fully understand the legal issues and to answer questions about the parole process. I may visit the inmate at the prison location to obtain the client’s legal history, view of the crime, accomplishments achieved while incarcerated, and parole plans upon returning to society.
- Once we have visited with the family and inmate, we analyze the positive and negative aspects of the client’s case and reach an opinion regarding the inmate’s chance for parole. We do not encourage clients to proceed with an early release if we believe the chance is minimal and/or nonexistent.
- Should an inmate choose to hire our firm as his/her advocate, we will immediately begin to compile an individualized parole package to address the client’s unique situation. We will seek to overcome obstacles and correct deficiencies which might hamper an inmate’s chance for release. This may include outside evaluations of the client by specialists in areas we identify and/or have concern about. Any and all critical issues will be addressed, such as employment possibilities and rehabilitation progress. The goal of the firm is to convince the parole board that the inmate deserves to be released. Our parole packages have proven to be very successful. We have established an approximate 85% client/parole success rate!
- The firm needs time to prepare all the documents and records pertaining to an inmate’s parole. It’s best to begin this process about a year from any projected parole date. About six (6) months prior to an inmate’s parole eligibility date, an institutional parole officer (IPO) will begin preparing a case summary for the Board. It is best to be prompt and have our information to the Board prior to them receiving the additional documentation from the IPO. If the inmate is fortunate in obtaining an interview with the Board in Huntsville or Austin, this firm will likely appear to present the inmate’s case in the light most favorable to him/her before the assigned parole panel or member.
Don’t wait to see what happens. Obtain help now. Procrastination almost always ends with a denial of parole. Who is going to speak for your loved one if we don’t? You should know that the Board of Pardons & Paroles (BPP) is not going to invite the inmate to appear or be heard and they can vote a case up to two (2) months prior to the month the case is scheduled for review! Act now! Because we often receive calls from the inmate’s family members who state the inmate was denied parole before their scheduled hearing and before they had a chance to submit letters and other materials for the Board to review and consider. If you have a family member or friend who is nearing their parole review date, be sure to plan far enough in advance to avoid this situation.