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The Difference Between Texas Probation and Texas Parole

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Understand the difference between probation and parole. Both are an alternative to prison. Probation occurs prior to prison while parole is early release from prison.

Aggravated Crimes aka 3G Offenses and Their Effect on Parole

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Learn about what is a 3G offense in Texas, why does it matter if the crime is a 3G offense, how does 3G affect parole, and the special rules for serving time for a 3G offense.

Our Two Books: Understanding the Texas Parole Process and How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet

Texas Parole Now offers two books: our free book Understanding the Texas Parole Process which explains how the Texas parole process works and our premium book How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet which how to create an effective parole packet.

How to Write a Texas Parole Packet

The most important factor in making parole is a well prepared Texas parole packet which emphasizes the strengths of the person who is incarcerated while at the same time offering a plan to handle any issues which the potential parolee may have upon release.

Can You Get a Court Appointed Lawyer for Texas Parole?

Unfortunately in Texas, parole is (mistakenly in my opinion) considered a privielege, not a right. What this means is that many of the safeguards that are present in the criminal justice system, both before trial and on appeal, no longer exist when it is time to apply for parole. The right to have the state appoint a lawyer for someone that can't afford one is not present in a Texas parole application. There are a number of great Texas parole attorneys available (and some not so good) but all of them are forRead More