Legal Question in Criminal Law in Georgia

If someone was convicted of murder in Georgia and received a life sentence and have now served 14 years, what do they need to do to receive a parole hearing? Would having a lawyer help and what type of lawyer?

Asked on 3/29/10, 4:44 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Kendall Carter The Law Offices of Kendall W. Carter, LLC

It depends on if it was simply a life sentence or a life sentence without the possibility of parole. It also depends upon the defendant's disciplinary record while in custody. I cannot really advise you correctly without knowing more about the case.

Having a lawyer can help in this situation. You would be looking for a criminal attorney with experience before the GA State Board of Pardons and Parole.

Please contact me to discuss the matter further.

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Answered on 4/03/10, 7:43 pm

Charles W. Field Charles W. Field, Attorney at Law

Of course, getting a lawyer is the way to go. Call around.

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Answered on 4/04/10, 3:48 pm

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