Texas Criminal Law
James Volberding is a Board Certified Attorney in Texas Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law with many years of experience in criminal appeals, writs of habeas corpus, parole hearings, and records expunction / sealing.
Tyler, Texas criminal appeals attorney James Volberding is Board Certified in Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has written and argued briefs in the Tyler, Texarkana, Eastland, and Dallas Courts of… Read More
An application for writ of habeas corpus (WHC or “writ”) is a type of legal proceeding which allows an inmate to bring up new evidence to show that he needs a new trial. The evidence must be compelling and serious. For example, if police… Read More
If you have a friend or loved one in a Texas prison, there may be a way to help. Generally, there are only two avenues of legal help for an inmate once his appeal has been completed. One is an application for writ of habeas corpus. The other is parol… Read More
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles consists of 18 members around the State. When an inmate is considered for parole, the Board will pull his file and send it to one of the three-member parole panels which covers the inmate’s unit. The board… Read More
Here are some things to know about obtaining parole in Texas. First, if the inmate was convicted of a crime that included a finding that he or she used a deadly weapon, then the inmate must serve 50% of the sentence before the Parole Board will even… Read More
If an inmate is released on parole, he or she will of course be subject to a string of conditions. Generally, it is easier to be on parole than on probation. If the parolee violates a condition, he or she will quickly be arrested on what is called a… Read More