SC Parole Board Lawyers
Do you need a Parole Board representation? If you are convicted of or plead guilty to crimes in SC, you may become eligible for parole in South Carolina. If you are released on S C Parole by SCPPP, you will be allowed to complete your prison sentence in the community. If you are accused of a Parole Violation, we can help.
Our experienced SC Parole Board attorneys regularly help our clients in parole hearings before the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS). Contact us at 803.252.4800.
The lawyers at Strom Law Firm also represents a client on probation violations. Although parole and probation are terms often used interchangeably, there are differences between the two. Parole refers to the time period after a person has been released from an SC prison, but is still under the Parole Board supervision. Probation refers to a sentence wherein a person is under the supervision of the Sc Circuit court but did not necessarily serve time in prison. Both a term of parole and a term of probation generally require that a person remain free of trouble for the duration. There may be additional obligations or specific conditions to that person’s sentence, like checking in regularly with the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services or completing drug tests.
What do you say to the SC Parole Board?
You can represent yourself before the SC Parole Board but the best lawyers agree that having an experienced attorney represent you improves your chances of release. Having an experienced South Carolina Parole Board lawyer that fully reviews your case and is fully prepared for your parole hearing is extremely important. What you may not know is that the SCDPPPS staff conducts an investigation and reviews each parole-eligible inmate case as long as six months prior to your scheduled hearing. The staff’s results are presented in summary form to the members of the Board who will be present at your parole hearing. As part of our parole board representation, we work closely with our client’s friends and family to put together packages that demonstrate to the parole board reasons why you or your loved one should be released. Columbia SC, parole lawyers at the Strom Law Firm communicate with case managers and appear before the SC parole board. In preparation for a parole review, we ensure that every positive aspect of your character, behavior, and record is presented to the parole board. We also ensure that the Sc Parole Board review process proceeds as it should — with no delays. Hiring a Columbia parole attorney to represent you can help ensure that you are prepared to face and possibly obtain the freedom that you are entitled to.
If you are eligible for Parole in SC, we recommend that you:
- make sure that you do not have any violations in your SCDC file,
- have employment immediately secured upon your release, and
- make sure that you have a stable home environment to return to.
What Is the Function of a Parole Board?
The South Carolina Board of Paroles and Pardons is composed of seven members, one from each of the state’s congressional districts. All are appointed by the Governor, subject to approval by the Senate. They serve six-year staggered terms and can be reappointed. If vacancies occur, the Governor selects a replacement before the term expires. The positions of chairman, vice-chairman, and secretary are elected by a majority vote of the Board.
The Board is vested with the following statutory powers:
- Granting or denying paroles and pardons
- Revoking, modifying, or rehearing paroles
- Making recommendations on petitions for reprieves and commutations referred by the Governor
Factors that the SC Parole Board may consider include:
- the sentencing date of your crimes,
- the crime you were convicted of,
- your record while serving your prison sentence and /or probation,
- your personal history,
- victim impact and victim input (victims will be contacted and asked about your crimes).
While we receive most of our parole board representation requests directly from an inmate or his or her loved one, we welcome referrals across the state of South Carolina from other lawyers.
Contact the criminal defense attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC today for parole board representation.
Facing an SC Parole Board Revocation?
SC Parole Violations, the following consequences can result:
- Revocation of parole
- Extended jail time
- Hefty fines
- Community service
- Rehabilitation programs
Similar to a probation revocation hearings, if you violate the terms of your parole, a bench warrant may be issued placing your freedom at stake, and requiring the skills of an experienced attorney to ensure that your rights are protected.
SC Probation and Parole Offender Search
You can find the status of an inmate by clicking on the SC Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services webpage.
SC Probation and Parole Phone Numbers
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South Carolina Parole Board Representation Attorneys
Whether you are eligible for parole or facing a parole revocation hearing, call us at 803.252.4800 or email the criminal defense lawyers at the Strom Law Firm today for a free consultation to discuss your parole board representation. Our aggressive representation can help protect your freedom.