Houston, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: I've messed up my parole and I have 6 months left....if I'm not caught within this time...and I turn myself in after the

Date my parole would have been over...would it be considered out running my parole? A couple of weeks in county then let go? Or does the time start where u left off?

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Kiele Linroth Pace

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If a parolee could really just stop reporting and run out the clock, why would anyone ever report?

When you get caught or turn yourself in, you will spend some time in county waiting for a parole revocation hearing. If you are revoked at the hearing then you'll probably be headed to prison WITHOUT ANY CREDIT for the time since the blue warrant issued, and maybe some new charges on top of that. The longer you wait to deal with it, the greater the chance you'll be revoked. Life is hard enough without actively sabotaging yourself.

It sounds like you maybe got some bad advice from a criminal or someone on the internet. You should have a PRIVATE consultation with a local criminal defense attorney and relying on rumors and half-truths.

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