My husband has been in prison since 2005 on a possession for sales charge he has been to the parole board 3 times and this last time the reason for denial was because he wasn't in a substance abuse treatment program which he gave evidence of in his letter to the board he has done everything they have requested of him and then some and on the papers he received from the board they have conflicting statements about my husband's time or charges as if they don't even read the case before making a judgement
There are things about your question that don't make sense. In California, the parole board wouldn't be involved in a drug case unless the defendant received a life sentence under the three strikes law.
Your husband would be entitled to an appointed attorney at government expense if he could not afford his own. It is unrealistic to think that a lawyer is going to come in to represent you husband for free and do a better job than an appointed attorney who is paid to represent him.
This is NOT legal advice. It is a general discussion of legal principles by a California lawyer, and does not create an attorney/client relationship. You should always consult PRIVATELY with an attorney. Free consultation only applies to potential clients with a criminal case within 100 miles of Chico, California.
I agree with Mr. Marshall's letter, but add to contact the Prison Law Office in Folsom, CA. They are excellent in helping people in prison.
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