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What is a Franklin Hearing? 


The court's responsibility is to ensure the defendant was given an adequate opportunity at sentencing to make a record of mitigating evidence tied to his / her youth.


A Franklin Hearing is to ensure the defendant has had an opportunity to gather the mitigating evidence for what is commonly called a Youthful Offender Parole Hearing. the Board of Parole Hearings for the purpose of reviewing the parole suitability of any prisoner who was under 23 years of age at the time of his or her controlling offense.


A person who was convicted of a controlling offense that was committed before the person had attained 23 years of age and for which the sentence is a determinate sentence shall be eligible for release on parole at a youth offender parole hearing by the board during
his or her 15th year of incarceration, unless previously released pursuant to other statutory provisions.


“Controlling offense” means the offense or enhancement for which any sentencing court imposed the longest term of imprisonment.


A person who was convicted of a controlling offense that was committed before the person had attained 23 years of age and for which the sentence is a determinate sentence shall be eligible for release on parole at a youth offender parole hearing by the board during
his or her 15th year of incarceration, unless previously released pursuant to other statutory provisions


A person who was convicted of a controlling offense that was committed before the person had attained 23 years of age and for which the sentence is a life term of 25 years to life shall be eligible for release on parole by the board during his or her 25th year of incarceration at a youth offender parole hearing, unless previously released or entitled to an earlier parole consideration hearing pursuant to other statutory provisions.





How we can help you. 


Our investigative knowledge and experience will bring you the best information needed to present at the Franklin hearing and we understand what the parole board will be looking for when the parole hearing date finally arrives.


We address all the issues including the Risk factors that the client was living around before the crime occurred and much more. However, we understand Risk factors do not necessarily cause an issue, but Risk factors increase the probability a person will suffer harm.

Defense Investigation Group, Inc.

Private Investigators Dedicated to Exposing Wrongful Accusations