The truth is that many people believe that all they need to do to be released early is to file for a Motion for Judicial Release. Unfortunately, doing so without an attorney can be devastating, as typically, you can only file this motion one time. Working with a trusted Ohio criminal defense team will help ensure that you have the best chances of getting an early release.
If you’re looking for help in filing a Motion for Judicial release for you or your loved one, the compassionate attorneys here at The Meranda Law Firm are here to help. Call us today (614) 707-4239 to learn more about how we can help.
So, What Is Judicial Release?
As stated above, Judicial Release allows an individual to release from prison if they are an “eligible offender.”
An “eligible” individual is anyone who is currently serving a prison sentence that includes one or more non-mandatory terms. However, an individual is not eligible if they are serving terms for:
- Theft in Office
- Obstruction of Justice
- Obstruction of Official Business
- Tampering with evidence
- Tampering with records
- Many others
Unfortunately, if you or your loved one is serving only a mandatory prison term, they will not become eligible for judicial release. For more information on your situation, contact a member of our team today.
When Can I File For Judicial Release?
If eligible, you can file for Judicial Release:
- If your non-mandatory term is less than two years - You can file for Judicial Release any time after being taken to prison.
- If your non-mandatory term is not less than two years but is shorter than five years - You can file for Judicial Release 180 days after being taken to prison.
- If your non-mandatory term is five years - You can file for Judicial Release after completing four years of your term.
- If your non-mandatory term is greater than five years but less than ten years - You can file for Judicial Release after serving five years of your term.
- If your non-mandatory term is more than ten years - You can file for Judicial Release after serving half of your term.
It’s crucial to note that these are just guidelines. The court can grant Judicial Release at any given time during an individual’s sentence, with the exception of those serving life.
Helping You and Your Loved Ones
If you are looking to file for Judicial Release, your first step should be to consult with an experienced attorney. At The Meranda Law Firm, our team of compassionate Ohio criminal defense attorneys has been helping individuals return to their best lives possible for countless years.
We understand that losing a loved one to prison can take its toll on you. We want you to know that we are here to help you get your loved one out of prison and back to you as quickly as possible. Our experienced team knows how to build a strong case to support your loved one’s release.
For more information on how our team can help, call us today (614) 707-4239 to discuss your situation with a member of our team.