Fighting For Important Causes In State And Federal Courts
If you or a loved one is spending time in jail, their eventual release date will be a huge moment and a cause for celebration. For many inmates across the country, the sentence they are currently serving might be one with an “indeterminate” sentence, which means they do not know from the outset when their release date will be. In other situations, a later release date might be too late because of medical concerns or other issues.
If you or a loved one needs to file a petition for early release, contact The Law Office of Andrew Shubin today. Our attorney for inmate early release petitions represents inmates across the country in jails and prisons, fighting for medical release and furlough, early parole, and other forms of early release or reprieve. For a free case consultation, contact our lawyer today at (814) 826-3586.
Hiring a Lawyer for Inmate Early Release from Jail or Prison
There are many reasons that an inmate might be eligible for early release from jail or prison, but accessing the courts and the petitions might be unfeasible. While in prison, you might have limited legal resources and understanding, and it is important to have a lawyer handle your potential release petition.
In many cases, you might already have a criminal defense attorney who has been handling your case. If you are still in jail and have yet to get released with their help, you might want to consider hiring a different attorney. Additionally, while many criminal defense attorneys handle trials and appeals, some may not have the experience and understanding about civil rights law and other issues that might help you get early release. Call our law office to discuss your case with our attorney, whose years of civil rights and criminal defense work can be put to work on your early release petition case.
Ways to Get Released from Prison Early
Everyone in prison or jail wants to get out. Understanding the options that might be available to you to get early release are important. In some cases, widespread early release might be available in cases of national emergencies, like during the coronavirus pandemic. In other cases, widespread early release could be available to certain inmates after changes in the law, as with some recent historic releases of non-violent drug offenders across the country. In lieu of these kinds of sweeping changes, you might be entitled to early release based on some of the following issues:
Some jurisdictions have very clear processes and conditions that must be met for early release based on medical grounds. This kind of early release is often available for inmates who are older or who have developed illnesses and conditions that might make it impossible for them to be safe and get the medical care they need while incarcerated. Many inmates who need to be moved to hospice or long-term medical care facilities could have their sentences ended early to allow them dignity in their final days. These kinds of releases are often known as “compassionate release,” and the federal criminal justice system has a set system for applying for these kinds of releases.
Other inmates might need to be released because they simply cannot get the treatment they need while incarcerated. In many cases, prison and government officials will treat this as medical furlough instead, leaving the expectation that the prisoner will return to jail after their treatment. Our lawyer can help explain the options and the potential routes to early medical release.
The federal prison system does not have parole for most inmates unless you were convicted before November 1, 1987. However, many states have parole systems that allow prisoners to be released on good behavior. Some sentencing systems use “indeterminate” sentencing, which means that the prisoner is sent to jail with a potential range for their sentence.
When the lower number of the range has been served, the inmate might be eligible for parole. If released, you could spend the rest of your sentence under supervision after release.
In some cases, the indeterminate sentence means that your jail time could be up when the lower number of the sentencing range is met, which is different from parole and allows you to go free. Our lawyer can help you apply for whichever type of release is appropriate
Clemency and Reprieves
The executive branch of a government – the President for the federal government and the 50 governors across the country – is authorized to issue reprieves, clemency, and pardons. In some cases, these kinds of reprieves and clemency are used to release prisoners early to deal with issues of overcrowding and inhumane conditions. In other cases, these are political tools used to pardon inmates as a political statement against their incarceration. These kinds of pardons and releases are also excellent tools to help innocent inmates get released when appeals and post-conviction petitions fail to get them the help that they need.
Each governor and the U.S. Office of the Pardon Attorney have their own rules and processes for how to apply for executive clemency and what kinds of guidelines must be met in these cases. Our attorney can help you file a petition for a pardon or clemency and help you get released if your case meets the proper criteria.
Call Our Attorney for Early Release from Prison and Jail for a Free Case Consultation
The laws of every state and the federal system are unique, and our attorney for inmate early release petitions is prepared to research the necessary steps and processes needed to file for early release in your case no matter where you are in the country. For help with your potential case, call The Law Office of Andrew Shubin today to set up a free legal consultation on your case or the case of a loved one serving time in prison. Our number is (814) 826-3586.