TEXAS BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES
PAROLE REVOCATION PROCESS
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE HEARING PARTICIPANTS?
- Is under no obligation to answer questions or provide information on any alleged violation.
- May hire an attorney, at their own expense, or request a state appointed attorney.
- (or their attorney) may request witnesses, directing requests to the parole officer.
- (or their attorney) may ask direct and cross-examination questions of witnesses.
- May testify in their own behalf and present testimonial and documentary supporting evidence.
- (or their attorney) may object, make motions and raise concerns regarding procedures or evidence.
- As an employee of the board, is responsible for conducting revocation hearings.
- As a neutral and detached fact finder, determines the relevant facts of the case and objectively summarizes pertinent information in a report for the Board.
- As a TDCJ-Parole Division employee, presents information to support the alleged violation.
- Obtains subpoenas for all offenders and adverse witnesses.
- Serves subpoenas and notifies all parties involved in the hearing of witnesses expected to testify.
- Provides the offender and hearing officer copies of all documents to be presented as evidence.
- Provides counsel to the offender.
- Presents and examine witnesses.
- Addresses each allegation in defense of the offender.
- Attend the hearing as requested.
- Tell the truth in responding to relevant questions.
- Refrain from any attempt to participate or interrupt
- Abide by any restrictions imposed by jails or other confinement facilities.