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Video Transcribed: What is a 25% crime in Oklahoma? I’m Tulsa attorney, James Wirth and that’s the topic for the day. Talking about various crimes and their percentages and what they mean. And we talked about 85% of crimes.
That’s the list of 22 enumerated offenses by statute, that you are required to serve at least 85% of your time before you’re even eligible for parole. And then we talked about 33 1/3% of crimes.
Those are the ones that are not 85% crimes. If they occur prior to November 1st, 2018. For those, you have to serve at least a third of your sentence before you’re eligible for parole. But, after that point, it goes down to 25%.
Criminal justice reform passed, the statutes were amended, and it provides for any crime committed on or after November 1st, 2018, rather than having to serve a minimum of one-third of your sentence you only have to serve a minimum of one-quarter of your sentence, 25%, one-fourth of your sentence before you are eligible for parole. And then, at that point, it doesn’t mean you automatically get out.
There is a process to determined just because you’re eligible doesn’t mean you get it and it’s an administrative process. But for those offenses that are not on the 85% list committed after November 1st, 2018, it is a 25% minimum before you get that opportunity to seek parole rather than the 33 1/3.
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