Attorney Prison Petition for Decision Review Request
The Decision Review per Title 15 CCR Section 20141(h) – review of Life Prisoner Decision. Criteria for disapproval of a decision include a determination by the board the panel made an error of law, or that the panel’s decision was basis of an “Error of Fact” where the Chief Counsel (or designee may modify the proposed decision without a new hearing since the requested modification would not be adverse to the inmate. The request must be submitted within the Board’s legal window for review, 120 days from the Parole hearing decision.
LEGAL SERVICE SUMMARY: Attorney will review the transcript of the hearing for any legal errors in the commissioners’ reasoning or actions, as well as a denial length that is excessive. The attorney can suggest the decision be vacated and a new hearing held, if the errors they note could potentially make that decision vulnerable to being overturned by the court, but they can also reduce the denial length. Attorney can request to reduce the length of parole denial; but cannot increase the denial time.
The rate does NOT include any on-site visits. If you want a face-to-face on-site visit then purchase (“the Attorney Consultation $750-$1500 (depending location of prison))
The inmate will need to provide the most current (hearing transcript; psychological evaluation; attorney packet; and any other relevant documents.
The “Attorney Packet”, it contains all the above documents and more. This packet can be requested from your last attorney. The attorneys are provided this packet by the prison, each time the State Appointed (or private) attorney represents you. If your attorney printed a copy of the [now] electronic attorney packet, you may ask them for the packet AFTER you have completed the hearing. NOTE: most state attorney appointed attorney do not print this packet.
*** FEE ARRANGEMENT:
It is $995 to review all the documents to see if there is merit to ask for a BPH Decision review.
It is an additional $950, if the attorney finds merits to request a Decision Review; legal service will include drafting the Review petition, filing it with the appropriate party in Sacramento, and monitoring to ensure the client receives a Reply from BPH to the Petition for Review.
POTENTIAL PETITION RESULTS: It can be denied, granted, or partially granted where it may reduced the denial period. For example a 5 year denial could be reduced to 3 years.