Powder Springs, GA asked in Criminal Law for Massachusetts

Q: Life without parole for murder, Does that mean they will almost always deny parole even though they make it to the board

1st degree murder - life without parole in Massachusetts

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Ryan P. Sullivan
Ryan P. Sullivan
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  • Auburndale, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Hello,

The short answer to your question is yes, but actually a person who is facing life without the possibility of parole (only a punishment for first degree murder) will not make it to a parole hearing as there is no possibility without parole. A life sentence (that is not for first degree murder) can result in parole and a person may be before the parole board numerous times before parole is granted (if at all). Consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney would be suggested in that circumstance -- especially if parole has previously been denied. Planning for the hearing weeks or months in advance is highly encouraged.

Good luck,

Ryan

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