Parole and Clemency

Parole and Clemency

Serving Akron, Canton, Summit County, Portage and Medina, Ohio.
If you have been convicted of a crime and are seeking parole or clemency from your sentence, hiring an experienced attorney is essential. The lawyers at Hoover Kacyon, LLC., are dedicated to supporting our clients. We deliver the highest quality legal representation from a team of professionals while also providing excellent customer service.
 
Parole Information
If you have been imprisoned for a conviction and have served the minimum sentence you may be eligible for parole. Parole means you will be released from incarceration but under the supervision and a myriad of other terms and conditions. Failure to meet those terms may result in your re-incarceration to serve the remainder of your sentence imprisoned.
 
In Ohio, parole proceedings are overseen by the Ohio Parole Board. Factors considered during a parole hearing include the original crime, the inmate’s behavior while being incarcerated, the inmate’s likelihood of recidivism, and many other considerations are examined. Often victims or their families are notified about the hearing and allowed to
provide materials for the board to consider during the hearing. Parole is granted or denied
based on a set of guidelines.
 
Inmates usually attend these hearings via video conference. Attorneys are not allowed to be present, however, an attorney can provide materials to the board for consideration on your behalf and can help you prepare for the hearing.
 
Clemency Information
Clemency requires action on behalf of a state’s governor. The governor can commute a sentence, which means that he can alter the final outcome of the case. He can order the immediate release of a prisoner, or change the terms of parole. A pardon means that the prisoner’s conviction is set aside. The charge is dropped and no longer appears on the inmate’s record.
 
Clemency requests are first submitted to the Board of Parole. The case materials are reviewed much in the same way as they are for parole proceedings. The Board of Parole will then make a determination to submit the case to the governor for review. The governor then may grant or deny the request.
 
Why You Need an Attorney
Although an attorney may not be allowed to be at the proceedings physically, having an experienced attorney to help you prepare for your hearing is invaluable to regaining your freedom. Denial of parole or clemency can result in years of further incarceration before you may be eligible again.
 
Hoover Kacyon has the overarching goals to fight for your cause, protect your interests, provide reasonable and prompt resolutions to your matter, and do it all with professionalism and honor. If you need assistance please contact our office at 330-922-4491 or through our contact page to schedule a free, initial consultation.