Houston, TX asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma

Q: I have a question about a close friend currently serving in prison for armed robbery of a business with a firearm.

The crime took place in 2009 when he was 18. He is serving his 9th year now and has participated in several programs to better himself and his life. Is there anything he can do to be released sooner? This crime is his only offense and the judge continues to deny his release. Can he request a new judge?

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Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II
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A: While there could be a variety of things that could looked at, a commutation of the sentence is a possibility. They are not easy to obtain, so if one is pursued it is recommended to ensure it is done carefully.

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