Beware When Choosing Who Will Assist in Preparing a Texas Parole Packet
The number of people offering to prepare a Texas parole packet for incarcerated individuals seems to be growing and so we felt it would be a good time to discuss the issue.
It is our opinion, and that of many attorneys, that the only people who are allowed to charge for the creation of a parole packet are attorneys. Without going into a long explanation of the statutory language which makes it illegal for anyone else to do so, Texas law states that only a licensed attorney may charge for preparing legal forms. If they are preparing the parole packet for free, then that is not against the law, the issue arises when someone accepts pay for performing the service.
However, whether it is legal or not, there is a bigger issue when hiring someone other than a lawyer to prepare the documents. Anyone can take a form and fill it out but a Texas parole packet isn’t just a set of forms. There are no specific requirements for what goes into a packet nor are there any explanations provided by the State of Texas as to what the voting members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole will consider.
Law school does more than just teach someone how to fill out forms. What it really does is to teach someone to “think like a lawyer”, something law students hear from their professors hundreds of time during their three years of law school. This ability to understand the laws, their meaning, and the theories behind both their creation and what they intend to achieve is of utmost importance when preparing any legal document that is more than a form.
Our writers, including Lawyer X, not only went through law school and passed the bar exam, but also spent over twenty years in trial and appeals, developing and using winning strategies for all areas of the law.
As we state in many of our posts, a person is usually safe when they hire a lawyer to prepare a Texas parole packet. Their education and experience guarantees the packet will have some kind of coherent strategy behind it, in addition to being designed to fit a particular individual and their case.
However, many people simply cannot afford to hire a lawyer to prepare the Texas parole packet for themselves or their loved one. That is the reason we retained an attorney to develop a strategy to increase the chances of parole and then put it into a book, so anyone can take the book, the examples shown in it, and prepare a packet which has been proven to be effective in increasing the chances for parole!
The book is also priced considerably lower than the cheapest parole packet service! No matter who prepares the packet, it will require work by a family member or friend of the person seeking parole to gather materials. This is the most time consuming part of the entire process.
Anyone can prepare a Texas parole packet who, 1) has our latest book, and 2) has access to a computer and printer. The book is written in easy to understand language, contains examples which can be easily modified to fit every offender’s case, and has a very specific strategy designed to overcome what we know the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole has been provided by the prosecutor.
As mentioned earlier, if you can afford an attorney then by all means do so, but if not, we believe out book is the equal of hiring a lawyer and is a much better choice than any parole packet service currently offering their services. As a matter of fact, we have sold our book to a number of law offices so they can use our strategy to prepare effective parole packets.
Don’t be taken advantage of by non-lawyers who do not understand the principles behind the parole process!
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