O.J. Simpson is in the news again, as he has been granted parole by the Nevada Parole Board, and will let him out of prison early. Simpson is expected to be released from prison in October of 2017, and has said he will return to South Florida. Simpson was sentenced to 9-33 years in 2007 for armed robbery and kidnapping. Simpson had his daughter testify on his behalf before the parole board, and then spoke himself, explaining the circumstances behind his conviction, as well as what he has learned in his 9 years behind bars.
Simpson qualifies for several mitigating factors that would support Simpson’s claim for early release. Simpson has been incident free while he has been in prison. Simpson also has a stable post release plan for what he will do once he is out of prison.
Simpson’s legal troubles have been widely published since 1995 when he was tried for murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown. While Simpson was acquitted in criminal court, he was found liable in a Civil Suit brought by the victim’s family.
If you are looking to hire a criminal defense lawyer, there are several questions you need to ask:
- Is this an attorney who can lessen my charge?
- Can this attorney lessen my punishment?
- Can this attorney develop a sound defense strategy?
- Can this attorney eliminate jail time? (if possible)
It is also important to find an attorney who is experienced and who has local knowledge. It can pay off to have an attorney’s knowledge of the local prosecutors and judges and can create situations that work in your favor. If you need consultation on a potential case in Kentucky, please contact us at Daryl T. Dixon Law.