Attorney Greg Tsioros Adds Legal Engagement Strength to James Randall Smith Houston Parole Practice

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I look forward to making the case for more future parolees in Texas.

Attorney Greg Tsioros announced today that he will expand a current working relationship with James Randall Smith, Attorney at Criminal Law. James Randall Smith specializes in the representation of clients in parole hearings, post-conviction legal matters, writ of habeas corpus applications, disciplinary issues, clemency actions (sentence cuts or pardons), prison-time credit, and additional post-conviction matters.

This precedent-setting development between the lawyers benefits parole-eligible inmates and their families throughout Texas. Mr. Tsioros and Mr. Smith have combined forces to bring urgently-needed legal skills to incarcerated Texans.

Mr. Tsioros brings collegial strength and experience to James Randall Smith’s parole practice. Mr. Tsioros represents inmates in all phases of the Texas parole process and understands that success in obtaining release from prison requires dedication and care.

“We’re building on an effective working relationship. The future’s bright,” Mr. Tsioros said.

Parole Eligibility in Texas:

In collaboration, Mr. Tsioros and Mr. Smith will help more parole-eligible clients and their families.

An offender sentenced to a prison term in Texas may be eligible for parole, with the exception of inmates serving life in prison without parole or sentenced to death (Texas Government Code §508.145).

According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Annual Statistical Reports, only about 36 percent of all parole-eligible offenders are granted parole each year.

Parole eligibility is the period of time during which an inmate may be released from prison after serving a percentage of the original sentence. Each inmate’s eligibility for parole is listed on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-ID website. The date referenced isn’t a hearing date. It is the date on which an inmate may be released from prison if members of the parole panel receive convincing evidence that the inmate 1) is no longer a threat to the community and 2) he or she deserves to be released.

Time counts. The future parole-eligible inmate benefits from hiring an experienced Texas parole lawyer well ahead of his or her file presentation to the Parole Board.

Failure to submit properly-prepared materials can result in a denial of parole.

The parole process in Texas is complex. To achieve the most positive outcomes, an experienced parole lawyer orchestrates the inmate’s eligibility timeline in advance of parole panel due dates.

“I look forward to making the case for more future parolees in Texas,” Mr. Tsioros said.

For more information about parole and parole-eligibility, contact The Law Office of Greg Tsioros at 832-752-5972 or greg(at)

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