How do you apply for judicial release in the State of Ohio and what is judicial release? The Buckeye State provides an avenue for early release from prison called judicial release. It’s a unique power that the sentencing judge has to grant inmates early release from prison under certain circumstances.
Here are some of the parameters in filing for judicial release:
- If you’re serving less than two years you can file after 30 days.
- If your serving at least two years, but less than five years you can file after 180 days.
- If your prison term is for 5 years, you cannot file for release until after the fourth year.
- If your prison term is more than 5 years but less than 10 years, you must serve five years.
- If your prison term is more than 10 years, then you must serve half of your sentence or five years, whichever is a greater amount of time.
Judicial release may be a way to reunite you with your loved one much sooner than you expected. To discover how it may affect your family contact Akron criminal defense attorney Jon Sinn. Don’t let your only sin become not calling Jon. He may well be able to take action on your behalf in Ohio Criminal Court. Call his Akron office at (330) 431-0160.