Planning Sessions with Defense Counsel
I often am retained to assist trial counsel with advice and guidance of a client’s case. In this capacity, I am asked to discuss the various potential parole ramifications of a particular matter.
This usually presents with clients on parole who are facing a revocation hearing due to a new arrest. In this capacity, I assist trial counsel in determining the best course of conduct to minimize any parole implications when resolving the client’s case.
I am also asked to consult during the negotiation stage of a criminal case. Usually this occurs when a client is faced with two offers, one on an “aggravated” charge and the other on a “non-aggravated” charge. In these situations, I am asked to draft a memo outlining the likelihood of parole given the particular set of circumstances.