My boyfriend was charged with aggrevated robbery with a deadly weapon and was offered 15 years. How much of his sentenced will he need to serve?
On a 15-year aggravated sentence, he will have to serve 7.5 years before he is eligible to be considered for parole. Whether or not he makes parole the first time will depend on many things, primarily his performance and participation while incarcerated. The current parole approval rate (all considerations, not just first time) is just over 30 percent, but there is no way to predict release rates 7 years into the future.
I agree with the other answer. To enhance his chances of the earliest parole (which will not be for at least 7.5 years - when he becomes eligible), he might consider hiring a parole lawyer who can advise him and put together a packet for him. This does not need to be done soon, but I would suggest doing it at least 1 year prior to eligibility.
(He does get credit toward that 7.5 years from whatever time he has spent in county jail.)
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