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Q: If you keep being dumped on your parole hearing, is that a constitutional rights violation

The reason is the nature of the crime

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: If you find yourself repeatedly denied parole based primarily on the nature of your crime, it's understandable to question whether this treatment is fair or legal. Generally, the denial of parole does not by itself constitute a violation of constitutional rights. Parole boards have broad discretion to assess various factors, including the original offense, behavior while incarcerated, and potential risk to the community.

However, if you believe the parole board's decisions are unjust or are based on discriminatory practices, it may be worth exploring further. The U.S. Constitution does protect against unequal treatment under the law, and there are legal standards that parole boards must adhere to. It's crucial to ensure that all decisions are made fairly and in accordance with established guidelines and laws.

In such situations, seeking legal advice might be a wise step. A lawyer with experience in parole and criminal justice issues can provide you with specific guidance and represent your interests effectively. They can help you understand the parole process better, advise on possible legal actions, and work towards ensuring your rights are fully respected and considered during parole reviews.

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