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Sunday, March 31st, 2019

 

The Effect of Concurrent and Consecutive Sentences on Texas Paroles

Concurrent versus consecutive offenses in Texas

When Texas judges impose multiple sentences after conviction for multiple crimes they often have a choice on whether the sentences all run at the same time, known as concurrent, or whether the sentences are to run one after another, known as consecutive or stacked. How the judge orders the sentences to be served as well as which sentence is imposed first can make a dramatic difference in how long a prisoner has to wait to be eligible for parole.