My fiancee is in jail for absconding this was from a charge in 2012 his only charge in KY ever. He did 5 months over this charge and was picked up in Indiana (where we live) extradited back to KY and has been in jail since Jan of this year. He seen the parole board they deferred 9 months and his parole eligibility is Oct of this year! We have 5 kids between us and this is crazy how much time they are making him do over this old charge. It was a possession charge for the residue in a pipe! I have a spot at the Isaiah house rehab in KY paid for but, I don't know how to change the parole boards decision or ask them to consider sending him there. He is a welder had a good job now we are going to lose everything. If I hire a lawyer can anything be done to get him released quicker? Can the decision be appealed? I see people committing way worse crimes and not being sentenced this harsh. Please help or point me in the right direction. I am willing to pay however much it would cost to hire a lawyer if they can actually do something. Thanks
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So it says you are in Hopkinsville, which is Christian County. I would recommend finding a lawyer in whatever County the charge originates from. So either talk with a local lawyer, or, use AVVO or Google, and search for a criminal defense attorney in that area. You can also go to KACDL, too. You are close enough to Madisonville, Hopkins County, and i know there are ton of good criminal defense attorneys up there. So go contact a lawyer, and perhaps they can do a motion for shock probation, or some other kind of motion or collateral attack.
How can I get help in changing the parole boards decision? Hire a private criminal defense attorney.
If I hire a lawyer can anything be done to get him released quicker? Perhaps, depending upon the facts.
Can the decision be appealed? Probably not, but we do not know enough facts yet.
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You really need to speak with a criminal defense attorney. Without knowing the original sentence (which you say he did 5 months), and whether he picked up additional time for the absconding charge, one cannot know what his potential serve out time will be. If they deferred him for 9 months, and comes back before the Board in October, they may or may not grant him parole even then. They could defer him again, or order him to do a serve out.
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