What to do if I’m on parole but want to move to another state?

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What to do if I’m on parole but want to move to another state?

I’ve been doing well while on parole and I’ve been working but I want to move to family and be paroled there.

Asked on November 21, 2012 under Criminal Law, New York

Answers:

Arkady Bukh / Bukh Law Firm, P.C.

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You need to discuss your impending move with your parole officer.  This can and has been allowed in the past, but there are many issues that are involved.  One would be what the original crime you were convicted of, how far away you want to move, if the other state's parole system will accept you and many other items.  You need to start with your parole officer and if your record is good as you say it might well be possible. 

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The fact is that the transfer of parole is a discretionary matter. This means that it is not automatically allowed. The first thing that you need to do is to discuss such a transfer with your PO. If they support it, that's an important factor in determing whether you will obtain one.

That being said, there are other factors to be taken into consideration, which include: what you are on parole for, for how long, and the reasons that you wants to move. If you are requesting a transfer due to family considerations (which apparently you are), health concerns, or employment opportunities, then you stand a better chance of having your request granted. However, the state to which you want to transfer must agree to it.

As for the exact procedure and time involved, your PO will best be able to answer that.


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