Montgomery, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: What are the rights of someone in a preliminary parole revocation hearing? Are documents and witnesses allowed during?

During this phase?

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Staci Krause
Staci Krause
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Yes. However, if there are charges pending, there is no point to do anything during the preliminary hearing because the person will be held on the warrant until the pending charges are disposed of. And that's usually the only reason you will get a preliminary hearing. In my experience, waiving the preliminary parole revocation hearing is usually what I do, so I can focus on resolving the pending charges in a way that maybe can be argued at the final hearing that indicates the person should be continued on parole.

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