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How long till eligible for parole in Texas on a 2 year sentence?

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4th DWI - non aggravated with approximately 2 months county jail credit.

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Technically within a few months, but there's a good chance you'll do the whole two.

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On a felony DWI I would guess someone would do half their time. That's what has been reported to me.
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You will be eligible for parole when your flat time plus good time equals one-fourth of your sentence. On a two year sentence, this will be when you flat and good time equal six months (180 days). How much good time credit you have will have to be checked and confirmed with TDCJ. Just because you are eligible for parole does not mean you will get it. Most people with DWI convictions, not to mention second felony DWI convictions, will actually serve substantially more than the minimum and you may receive a "serve all" designation.


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I agree with Mr. McKinney. As you can see, there are a lot of variables which factor in to this equation. Your question reminds me of the time when I was a new lawyer and I asked a District Clerk how much time she thought my client would serve on a two year sentence. This was during a time when TDC was overcrowded,and the rumors were flying about how much time an inmate would actually serve before being eligible for parole. She thought about it for a while,then walked back into the holdover area and asked the inmates. These men were,after all,the experts.

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