Sentence planning is a large part of an offender’s life in prison – with each milestone in a prison sentence one step closer to release or being transferred from closed to open conditions.
It is crucial that offenders understand the processes involved in sentence planning and each stage of review, as well as the appeals process in cases where a decision may appear unjustified – or parole has been refused or delayed for reasons that may appear unfair.
Duncan Lewis prison law solicitors offer an expert prison law service to offenders – and can advise at every stage of a prison sentence, from appealing conviction and sentencing, to Pre-tariff Reviews, early release under licence and HDC (Home Detention Curfews).
Duncan Lewis advises on indeterminate and determinate sentences, as well as advising lifers, young offenders and those convicted of civil offences.
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The Case Administrator, prison staff and the Governor are involved in sentence planning – and it is important that prisoners present their cases for sentencing reviews as well as possible to ensure the best chance of being successful.
Written representations are often a large contributing factor to hearings such as Pre-tariff Reviews or Parole Board oral hearings – and Duncan Lewis prison law solicitors can help clients prepare written representations for a Parole Board hearing, as well as advising and offering representation for appeals, including recalls and appeals against knock back.
Call Duncan Lewis as soon as possible for legal advice on sentence planning matters, or any other prison law matter.
Time limits may be involved in making appeals or preparing written representations for a Parole Board or adjudication hearing – and Duncan Lewis can advise at any time on sentence planning matters, from categorisation and the induction process to resettlement and release.
There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide – and our prison law solicitors regularly visit police stations, prisons and courts to advise on criminal law and prison law.
For expert legal advice on sentence planning matters, call Duncan Lewis prison law solicitors on 020 7923 4020.
For urgent prison law advice or 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.
Under reforms to Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis is no longer able to offer public funding for legal advice on sentence planning matters.
However, Duncan Lewis prison law solicitors are usually able to offer competitively priced fixed fees to our clients, with notice of legal costs in advance whenever possible.
To speak to one of our prison law experts about sentence planning matters, call Duncan Lewis prison law solicitors now on 020 7923 4020.