Fort Worth, TX asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma

Q: Does the governor make the last decision on all parole reovations?

Love one violated his parole on a minor offense, does the governor have the last decision, or does the governor have the last decision if the offense is revoked by DOC?

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David A. Cincotta
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: The Department of Corrections supervises individuals on parole and has the power to issue a warrant for a parole violation. If a warrant is issued and the person is arrested on said warrant, the Pardon and Parole Board (usually one person with authority to act on behalf of the Board) will conduct a hearing to determine if a violation occurred. If such a determination is made, that individual will make a recommendation to the Governor to revoke the parole, and that could be a short revocation or revocation of the remaining sentence (and it could include credit for time served on the parole warrant and street time credit, which is credit for the time they were actually on parole and not in custody). If the violation is minor, the Department of Corrections has options to avoid issuing a warrant and getting the person back into compliance without a hearing being necessary. My suggestion would be for your loved one to contact a criminal defense attorney.

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