Santa Barbara Parole Attorney
Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP represents individuals who are currently serving life sentences at parole suitability hearings. If your loved one is eligible for parole, contact our firm to place an experienced Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyer at his or her side.
Call (805) 628-4292 to speak with an attorney at our firm.
Parole Suitability Hearing Lawyer in Santa Barbara
Before an inmate can be placed on parole, the California parole Board must determine whether the inmate is eligible for release from prison. The board considers several factors when it comes to suitability, ultimately assessing whether they feel the inmate poses an unreasonable risk to society if they were to be released. At a hearing of such life-changing importance, it is important to have qualified representation to advocate on the inmate’s behalf – it may mean the difference between freedom and further time in prison.
The board considers the following factors when determining whether an individual is ready for parole:
- The inmate’s level of remorse for the crime
- All of the circumstances of their offense
- The inmate’s involvement in in-house treatment/counseling programs
- The inmate’s behavior while in prison
- Psychological and counseling reports
- The inmate’s plans for how to successfully re-enter the community
- Input from the friends or family of the victim
An attorney at Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP is prepared to not only represent your loved one during their hearing, but can also ensure that your loved one is prepared for release by creating a detailed release plan for the inmate’s reintroduction to society. We also work with experts who can challenge negative psychological evaluations.
Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP has obtained successful outcomes in parole suitability hearings, including a huge win in 2016 resulting in an inmate’s release after 33 years of incarceration. Turn to our firm for the advocacy you need at your parole suitability hearing.
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