Being put behind bars is devastating, no matter who you are. Knowing that your freedom is limited and that you are missing out on what life had to offer can understandably make you lose hope. In Ohio, however, inmates may be able to earn early release from prison through a system known as "judicial release." If the inmate meets the requirements and a judge approves the request, then judicial release may be used. In order to request a judicial release, you must:
Remember: Only certain offenders are eligible. Read below for more information and be sure to discuss your case with an Ohio judicial release attorney from The Meranda Law Firm LTD today!
Do you know someone in prison who might be eligible to leave early? Wouldn’t you like to know if you could see them again sooner? Contact our Columbus, OH criminal defense attorneys from The Meranda Law Firm LTD today for more information about the judicial release process!
The judicial release process can be quite complicated and surrounded with red tape. Applications will be met with heavy scrutiny and it may be necessary to back your statements with a lawyer who can make sense of the rules. Additionally, if you apply but do not give solid reasons as to why you should be allowed judicial release, then it is unlikely that your request will be granted. With the help of a criminal defense attorney from our firm, we could construct an intelligent, reasonable argument on your behalf.
Some aspects of judicial release are quite intricate, including those involving:
When applying for judicial release, it must be done on a case-by-case basis and on a sentence-by-sentence basis. This means that if you have been issued consecutive sentences, you will need to request judicial release for each one.
Perhaps most importantly of all, mandatory minimum sentences must always be served. No matter how short or lengthy a mandatory minimum might be, judicial release cannot break its term requirement. This does not mean that you could not be approved for judicial release; rather, you would need to serve the mandatory amount of prison time and then would be granted release.
The only people who are not eligible for judicial release are those who have been sentenced to 10 years or more in prison. If this is not the case for you, the time to take action is now. The sooner you start constructing your case, the better, as this allows you more time to build a persuasive argument with one of our Columbus criminal defense attorneys. Keep in mind that you will only be granted one hearing per sentence, so it is crucial that you present the best case possible.
Call (614) 707-4239 to discuss your legal options and learn how we can help you.