Newnan, GA asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: friend was convicted in ga of armed robbery 20 years do 15 he has been in jail for 8.5 years is ther a chance to parole

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Kimberly Wilder

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Augusta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I am sorry to hear about your friend. In Georgia, a person convicted of Armed Robbery is not eligible for parole. However, the Department of Corrections determines how the defendant's time in confinement is calculated.

David Edward Boyle agrees with this answer

David Edward Boyle

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Monroe, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Armed Robbery sentences are not eligible for parole by law pursuant to OCGA 17-10-6.

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